Category Archives: AI

Lyft Passengers Highly Rate Self-Driving Car Experience

On the one hand Lyft passengers have logged more than 100,000 rides in Aptiv’s self-driving cars the headline in Venture Beat reads. The problem is these are not truly self-driving. There are full controls and a driver. True, they do … Continue reading

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3D Bioprinting Organs Based on Microscopic Imaging

This is incredible. For the first time, researchers managed to make intact human organs transparent. Using microscopic imaging they could reveal underlying complex structures of the see-through organs at the cellular level. Resulting organ maps can serve as templates for … Continue reading

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First Driverless Car Exemption Granted by U.S. DOT

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation vehicle, and while it looks similar to the first-generation R1 — egg-shaped, no room for a human driver, objectively cute … Continue reading

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Lifelong, Intelligent, Diverse, Agile and Robust – LIDAR??

Now this is just what we need to confuse many people, another use of the term lidar. This one comes from work being done at Purdue University on cyber threats. Their use of Lidar comes from “lifelong, intelligent, diverse, agile … Continue reading

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Planting Trees is not the Solution to Climate Change

This morning, I spoke to Pachama’s co-founder and CEO, Diego Saez Gil–a graduate of the Y combinator who brings machine learning to the complex tree planting business. Pachama ensures in brief that the planting comes to action when an organization … Continue reading

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Inclement Weather Not Being Addressed by AVs

In late 2018, Krzysztof Czarnecki, a professor at Canada’s University of Waterloo, built a self-driving car and trained it to navigate surrounding neighborhoods with an annotated driving data set from researchers in Germany, that was not recorded in inclement weather. … Continue reading

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Solid State FMCW Lidar Sensors Mounted in Headlamps

SiLC Technologies has been touting its solid state 4D+ Vision chip as the ideal solution for developing more effective LiDAR systems for autonomous vehicles, since first introducing the tech in 2018. But after getting a better sense of the 4D+ … Continue reading

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Cruise Origin – More Than Just an Autonomous Vehicle

Fifty years ago, cars looked like, in a word, cars. These cars were driven by human operators and came stuffed with a whole lot of equipment for that human operator to use: a steering wheel, pedals, knobs, and dials. And, … Continue reading

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Robotics’ Top 10 Lessons Learned in the 2010’s

This article on the Robotics’ Top 10 is from Robotics Business Review by Daniel Theobald. It always takes longer than you think it will: This may sound dire, but development and adoption always take longer than you think it will, until … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Simulation of 3D BIM is the Future

Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in virtual reality (VR) goggles and controllers. From an article in the Straits Times by … Continue reading

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