Monthly Archives: February 2018

Artificial Intelligence

Even though the focus is on driverless cars, the majority of the book I am reading traces the history of  artificial intelligence and how we are now finally in a position to capitalize on machine learning. I think this is … Continue reading

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Revolutionary Multi-wavelength Forest Scanning

New multi-wavelength laser scanners are being used to map forests in more detail than ever before, say researchers at the University of Salford in the UK and elsewhere. They believe that their state-of-the-art systems, which are now able to distinguish … Continue reading

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Disposable Drones

While most people are doing everything they can to protect their drone from an accident, DASH Systems has developed a low cost drone for delivering packages that in their business model can be considered disposable. It’s made of plastic foam, … Continue reading

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Incredible Olympic Drone Light Show

Intel’s Drone Team has set the world record with a performance of 1,218 Shooting Star drones flying in sync to create huge light-up images of Olympic sports and the iconic Olympic rings in the skies over Pyeongchang. The wind, cold … Continue reading

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Cadillac Invested in Mapping

Cadillac may be late to the game, but with their new Super Cruise option they are the only automaker who can claim that they have a truly hands-off, semi-autonomous system. Besides GM ranks at the top of the recent driverless … Continue reading

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On-demand Drone Flight Insurance

Verifly has an app that lets you obtain flight insurance for your drone mission in real time. The insurance is being offered for both recreational and commercial flights. The rates begin at $10 per hour and the limits can go … Continue reading

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Topcon Acquires ClearEdge3D

TOKYO, Japan – February 20, 2018 – Topcon Corporation, a world leader in positioning instruments for survey and construction, through its American subsidiary, has acquired all the outstanding shares of ClearEdge3D, Inc., a recognized technology leader in the engineering and … Continue reading

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MADD and Velodyne Partner

In what is certain to be a strong argument in support of autonomous driving Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Velodyne have teamed up to launch an education campaign explaining the benefits of fully autonomous vehicles. It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Annotation

Are you looking for a way to jump start your machine learning perception project? Scale claims to deliver a sensor independent API that provides a number of powerful object recognition functions. It works with cameras, lidar and radar to accelerate … Continue reading

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Beyond Visual Line of Sight

As with any new technology it always seems that there is a “holy grail” that if achieved would unleash its true potential. In the case of UAVs it is BVLOS – beyond visual line of sight operations. This would open … Continue reading

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