I'm currently looking at Sweep as an affordable alternative to a Velodyne Lidar for autonomous vehicles using Autoware on Linux ROS (https://github.com/CPFL/Autoware).
My questions are:
1- Is Autoware something that the Scanse team is interested to support? I see that as a great use case for this technology. I don't think sweep would ever be on a production car, but i can see the interest for hobbist and/or special projects.
2- There is already a BSD ROS Stack for Velodyne lidars (http://wiki.ros.org/velodyne), how hard would it be to adapt it to a sweep?
EDIT: I just realized that you already have a ROS package for the Sweep, so that should be ''almost'' plug and play, Nice!