Category Archives: computer vision

Waymo CTO is Working on The Difficult Edge Cases

Dmitri Dolgov, Waymo CTO is fighting the elements in his bid to bring autonomous cars to the world. The chief technology officer of Waymo, the Alphabet-owned firm born out of Google’s semi-secret X development lab, is at a point where … Continue reading

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Cleaning of 3D Laser Scans with Machine Learning

In this article, we introduce a semi-automated cleaning of 3D laser scans approach that incrementally trains a random forest (RF) classifier on an initial keep/discard point labeling generated by the user when cleaning the first scan(s). The classifier is then … Continue reading

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Cruise is Sharing Data Visualization Platform

Autonomous vehicle start-up Cruise is sharing a software platform with roboticists that was initially created to give its own engineers a better understanding of the petabytes of data generated every month from its fleet of autonomous vehicles. From an article … Continue reading

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Sense Photonics Mounts Flash Lidar on Curved Surface

The latest stealth autonomous vehicle start-up to come out of hiding is Sense Photonics offering “flexible” flash lidar. The main advantages that this provides is the ability to locate the sensor on a curved surface and the ability to achieve … Continue reading

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Ground Penetrating Radar for the Surveyor

One of the more impressive product announcements from this week at HxGN Live involves GRP – ground penetrating radar. Geoff Zeiss in his Between the Poles blog commented, “Two years ago the one-button BLK360 opened up engineering grade laser scanning … Continue reading

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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … Continue reading

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Solid-State Lidar Could be a Game Changer for Autonomous

On the surface it certainly seems like solid-state lidar has many advantages over electromechanical systems and that VCSEL is the leading ship design. From an article in All About Circuits. ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, announced … Continue reading

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Organized Chaos Algorithm Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

This is a guest blog post from Alex Van de Weghe who believes for vehicles to be fully autonomous an “organized chaos” algorithm is needed. Whenever I see some video about autonomous driving cars it’s always in perfect traffic conditions. … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Power Industry

The Electric Power Research Institute, as the name implies is focused on the electric industry. A recent article in the EPRI Journal investigates how drones and artificial intelligence could transform the power system. From an article by Chris Warren. Once … Continue reading

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