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3D Semantic Camera Combines Laser with Hyperspectral

At September’s Autosens in Brussels (an expo and conference focusing on automotive sensor and perception technology), a new “3D Semantic Camera” was launched that could fundamentally change the perception and comprehension of autonomous driving systems. The camera uses hyperspectral analysis … Continue reading

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Never Lost Again – Must Read for 3D Digital Mappers

When you are building your list of books to read in 2019, Never Lost Again by Bill Kilday deserves to be near the top of that list. It’s the inside story of Keyhole, Google Earth and now Niantic. An incredible … Continue reading

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Lidar Guided Aerial Saw – New Vegetation Management Tool

Pilot Kyle Fortune stands beside his helicopter in a North Carolina field ready to do something most pilots don’t – trim trees along a power line right of way with a 33-foot lidar guided aerial saw hanging from his helicopter. … Continue reading

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Second Annual World Safety Summit is This Week

The Second Annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology, hosted by Velodyne Lidar convenes a host of high-profile business, government, public safety and community leaders to address safety issues and public concern in the realm of autonomous vehicles. The event is being held … Continue reading

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JobForDrones – Professional UAS Pilot Network

DRONELIFE has been writing about commercial drones since 2014, and we’ve maintained JobForDrones, a professional pilot network, for almost as long. We’ve seen the painful process of Section 333 Exemptions shift to Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificates, and we’ve seen … Continue reading

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Emergency Responders Find Drones a Game Changer

Drones are proving to be a game changer for US emergency responders who are increasingly using the technology to spot fires, detect toxic gas or to locate missing people or suspects, experts say. From an article in Tech Xplore. “Where … Continue reading

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Polar Engineer Opening – October 1 Deadline

I received the following career opportunity announcement for a Polar Engineer from a former grad student at Oregon State University that I had the pleasure of working with. The window is short, so you have to move fast to get … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. It looks like a very important paper on 3D point cloud data accuracy. Abstract … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Inspections – Drones are an Important Solution

The use of drones to perform what in many cases are high risk, infrastructure inspections is on the rise. From bridges to pipelines to high voltage transmission towers drones equipped with the right sensor can keep inspectors out of harms … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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