Category Archives: computer vision

Waymo Patent Claims Rejected by USPTO

Over the past 12 months the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit has resulted in an agreement by Uber to re-design its lidar so as not to infringe on the key “936 Waymo patent,” as well as a payment of $245 million … Continue reading

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Scoobe3D Scanner Claims No Post Processing

The Scoobe3D Scanner from German startup Scoobe3D GmbH is an amazing device from both a hardware and software perspective. (Editor’s Note – The technology being used by Scoobe3D is not from the MIT Media Lab. The article has been modified … Continue reading

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POLAR I is Increasing Scan Accuracy by 1,000X

Alan Bologlu, the CEO of POLAR I, Inc. recently introduced me to an exciting new approach that increases the accuracy of laser scanning by a factor of 1,000, using commercial off the shelf cameras and the POLAR I proprietary algorithm. … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – Are We There Yet?

The use of automotive lidar for autonomous vehicle navigation requires not only the innovative application of technology, but in the final analysis a business plan that reflects the realities of supplying components to the automotive industry. Jan-Erik Källhammer is the … Continue reading

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Doppler Lidar – Is This the Better Approach?

Blackmore is promoting the use of Doppler lidar as a better sensor for the autonomous vehicle industry. The typical example of the Doppler effect in the real world is the apparent change in frequency of a train as it approaches … Continue reading

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3D Mapping of Forests at Large Scale with Lidar

Knowledge of forest structures is critical to understanding and preserving the biodiversity of forests. Tremendous advances are being made in the use of 3D mapping from lidar to better understand forests at a very large scale. Peter Krzystek, Professor for … Continue reading

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Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Launches with $4 Billion in Funding

Ford may be having trouble making money selling cars, but its F-150 pickup is the best selling vehicle in the world! That’s not a typo. To stake their claim to be a leader in electrified, autonomous ride services they announced … Continue reading

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Sensoris is an Important Step in the Right Direction

Imagine an industry-derived and supported standard for communicating between an autonomous vehicle and the cloud. Wouldn’t  that solve a lot of problems and save a lot of time (equals money)? That is what SENSORIS –SENSOR Interface Specification is all about. … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Sees Big Savings From 3D Laser Scanning

The U.S. Navy is making a big commitment to the latest in 3D technology including laser scanning and virtual/augmented reality. In a recent article in USNI News a detailed recap of some of the latest technology and its application documents … Continue reading

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New Apple Maps

Apple is investing heavily in developing their own map database. They will eventually phase out their use of third party data providers. In the process they intend to create the best map app in the world. “Since we introduced this … Continue reading

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