Students at UC Berkley have built a laser backpack capable of generating instant 3D maps. The system uses “a suite of laser scanners and positional sensors that enable it to capture images of building interiors as a fleshy assistant roams their halls.” Video after the break.

Those images can then be automatically pieced back together to create a 3D representation. Total protonic reversal? Small price to pay for an instantaneous 3D scan of a building’s interior.

[via Engadget]