Demo #11: Understanding the Effects of Paint Colors on LiDAR Point Cloud Intensities

Shaik Sabiha (University at Buffalo), Keyan Guo (University at Buffalo), Foad Hajiaghajani (University at Buffalo), Chunming Qiao (University at Buffalo), Hongxin Hu (University at Buffalo) and Ziming Zhao (University at Buffalo)

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) is a critical component in autonomous vehicles that aid in object detection. It generates point clouds by projecting light rays to its surroundings. This demo studies the effect of paint colors on autonomous driving perception. The experiment results show different colors do affect LiDAR sensor’s point cloud intensity.