Category Archives: SLAM

ILMF 2015 DAY 2 – Fisheye Cameras

After a rigorous analysis they found that the accuracy of the point clouds was quite similar. Continue reading

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Lidar – Guided Driverless Pod

It’s closer than you think, thanks in part to the use of lidar to support the navigation. Continue reading

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Spot Takes a Lickin

Spot can take a real hit and remain on its feet thanks in part to the Velodyne lidar scanner that you see in this video – truly amazing: Continue reading

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Lidar Not Needed on Driverless Cars

Once the lidar reference map is derived, only a single forward looking monocular camera is needed to use the localization framework. Continue reading

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Low Cost 3D Nav for Vehicles

Wolcott’s system uses the same approach, with one crucial difference—his software converts the map data into a three-dimensional picture much like a video game. Continue reading

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Lidar Guided Self Driving Car

The car or truck, comprehensive with headlights, a redesigned LIDAR method and a new paint job Continue reading

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Quanergy Systems Funded for Lidar

They were founded in 2012 and are headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. They are a silicon valley start-up with serious investors that include Mercedes- Benz and Hyundai. Continue reading

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DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA autonomous vehicle challenge was where Velodyne got its start in developing lidar sensors. Continue reading

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EMAPS Mobile LiDAR

EMAPS is a new backpack mobile LiDAR developed at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Continue reading

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A New 3D World

One of the comments that I saw wondered about where all this new technology would take us over the next 5 to 10 years. Continue reading

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