Category Archives: AI

Automating Plant ID with Laser Scanning and AI

Automated camera systems have enabled scientists to quickly track traits of thousands of plants. Now researchers at the Salk Institute are automating plant identification with 3D laser scanning and machine-learning algorithms. The algorithms teach a computer to analyze three-dimensional shapes … Continue reading

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Drone Safety in Construction, Utilities, AG and More

November 4-10 was the Federal Aviation Administration‘s (“FAA”) first annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week. The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world, which it accomplishes by ensuring that all those who utilize the U.S. … Continue reading

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New Lidar Sensor Supports All Weather Driving

A new lidar sensor developed by U.S.-based technology company Draper has made it possible for self-driving cars to see more reliably through rain, snow and fog. From an article in Smart Transport by Tom Seymour. Harsh weather conditions had previously … Continue reading

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Autonomous Delivery Robots Go the Last Mile

The Rev-1 may not be as exciting as some of the other autonomous delivery robots, but it just might work, assuming it doesn’t snow where you live. And you need a bike lane. From an article in Smart Cities World. … Continue reading

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Underground Mining on the Verge of Full Automation

CSIRO engineers have developed a world first “flameproof” 3D laser scanning device that can “see things our eyes cannot” by transmitting a full panoramic view of an underground coal mine in real time. Called the ExScan, the device is set … Continue reading

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Rapid Archaeology Supported by Airborne Lidar

Archaeologists in Scotland, using what some are referring to as rapid archaeology have concluded a cutting-edge project which has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown sites on the Isle of Arran. From an article in Ancient Origins by Ashely Cowie. There … Continue reading

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Autonomous Mobility Solutions – A Glimpse Into the Future

Beep is one of the first autonomous mobility systems operating in a real traffic environment on a small route in Orlando, FL. It is currently running at 15 mph which is too slow and is causing a less than a … Continue reading

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Tesla Gets a Lidar Upgrade – What Would Elon Think?

In a strange twist of fate a Tesla was seen at last week’s World Safety Summit retrofitted with a Velodyne lidar sensor. OMG From an article in Forbes by Lance Eliot. There is a LIDAR sensor in a Tesla. There … Continue reading

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Waymo is 3D Mapping Los Angeles to Offer Robotaxis

Traffic-clogged Los Angeles hasn’t been a factor in the race to perfect self-driving car tech, with R & D and testing concentrated in Silicon Valley, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and even Las Vegas. But that’s finally changing as autonomous minivans from Alphabet … Continue reading

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Plant Science Making Use of 3D Laser Scanning

Father of genetics and plant science Gregor Mendel spent years tediously observing and measuring pea plant traits by hand in the 1800s to uncover the basics of genetic inheritance. Today, botanists can track the traits, or phenotypes, of hundreds or … Continue reading

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