Category Archives: artificial intelligence

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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The Internet of the Built Environment – IBE

One of the key drivers, along with mobility, on demand services, 5G and more, of the digital transformation of society is IoT – the Internet of Things. The plan for IoT is to have a sensor on everything, from bridges … Continue reading

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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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