Monthly Archives: September 2019

Autonomous Lidar Vehicle Designer is Legally Blind

Nico Gentry has always loved cars. “I wanted so badly to get my permit and eventually my driver’s license,” the 25-year-old manufacturing engineer from Orlando, Florida, told me in a recent phone call. But a neurological disorder called nystagmus that … Continue reading

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Year Up – A Program to Address the Opportunity Divide

I spent five plus hours in my car today. I heard two attention grabbing reports. The first involved an in-depth study on the potential effects of climate change (too political and scary) and the second an inside look at Year … Continue reading

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3D Laser Scanning is Being Used to Improve Health

Two separate articles this past May referred to the use of 3D laser scanning to improve one’s health. In the first case it was in support of the shape of an infant’s head and the second better design of hearing … Continue reading

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USIBD LOA vers. 3 Certification Training Next Week

USIBD will be offering LOA V.3 Certification Training LIVE in St. Louis, MO as part of their Symposium in conjunction with the BIMForum next week in St. Louis, MO. USIBD is offering a FREE training session on the newly-published LOA … Continue reading

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FAA 107 Commercial Drone License – A Primer

Drone ownership, which includes hobbyists and professional drone operators, has increased over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the number of registered drones surpassed one million in 2018. Here’s a guide to getting your FAA … Continue reading

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ARE Corp. Granted Permission for UAS Flights Over People

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued ARE Corp. a Certificate of Waiver, allowing certified remote pilots to safely fly a parachute-equipped sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft System) over people. ARE is one of nine organizations to be granted an operational … Continue reading

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Google Arts and Culture Program Preserves the Past

The Google Arts and Culture program is providing all of us with an incredible opportunity to experience places we might never see. From an article in i News by Rhiannon Williams. Technology, as an industry dedicated to the relentless reinvention … Continue reading

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Construction Firm Reducing Costs with Drones

Many unique challenges arise during the phases of construction and building projects. Even the most seasoned site and business managers of a construction firm can struggle to avoid delays and cost overages, while simultaneously improving operations. From DroneDeploy. Effective communication … Continue reading

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Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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Cargo Drone Carries 70 Pounds with Top Speed of 100 MPH

Another delivery cargo drone has just buzzed into view, and this one is designed for a much bigger mission thanks to the engineers at Bell. From an article in Digital Trends by Trevor Mogg. Built by aerospace manufacturer Bell, the … Continue reading

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