When the Nomad project got its start it was going to use a stack of electronics including an Intel Edison processor and an Arduino Mega with a sensor shield. For testing and development an XBox Kinect sensor was going to be used. We knew the Kinect wouldn't work out doors due to the intensity of sunlight would wash out the infrared dot cloud. But for initial experimentation it would be a great place to start.
Nomad V3 - The Beginning