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Apple Research Revealed

In what makes one wonder the intent behind this move, two Apple scientists have published a paper revealing their research into improving real time object recognition. One of them is an AI researcher and the other specializes in machine learning. … Continue reading

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Levels of Driving Automation

Unlike many technical markets, such as the lidar and laser scanning  industry there is good news when it comes to a standard for describing levels of driving automation. The consumer markets have learned that developing and agreeing on standards, especially … Continue reading

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Feature Extraction Webinar

Certainty 3D is hosting a free webinar on Wednesday October 25 from 11 to 11:30 EDT. The focus will be on the upcoming release of TopoDOT 10.6. Features include vertical and encroachment clearance tools as well as the official release … Continue reading

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360 Degree Solid State Lidar

There’s another new player in the autonomous vehicle market and they have an  impressive sounding sensor technology. AEye is the first to announce a commercial solid state lidar system capable of 360° coverage and real-time software configurability – key milestones … Continue reading

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Scanse Update

The Scanse laser scanner kit has been shipping for a few months now. This video demonstrates the fundamental of capturing 3D scans using the Sweep 3D scanner kit. It also gives a basic tutorial on saving and editing data on … Continue reading

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USIBD Software Survey Reminder

Time is running out for you to provide your response to the online USIBD software survey. The survey will close Wednesday September 13 at 5 PM PDT. Click here to take the survey.

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Lidar Technology Bubble?

In this past week alone Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies closed a $65 million funding round with backing from Delphi and Magna, two of the world’s top auto-parts makers and Canada’s LeddarTech raised even more, announcing $101 million in new funds … Continue reading

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USIBD Publishes Professional Referral Listing

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) is pleased to announce the online publication of a new resource: a Referral Listing of Individuals who have become certified in the use of USIBD’s LOA Specification V.2.0. These individuals have gone through … Continue reading

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The Veg Map

The Sonoma County Vegetation Mapping and LiDAR Program, or more succinctly, the Veg Map, “is a 5-year program to map Sonoma County’s topography, physical and biotic features and diverse plant communities and habitats,” according to its website. According to a … Continue reading

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Is Your Drone Near-sighted?

Mike Tully, CEO of ASI provides an interesting look at a number of technical issues concerning the use of what he terms a “flying camera” in this article from a recent newsletter. Here’s an excerpt: “Drones operate in an inherently … Continue reading

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