Category Archives: computer vision

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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AI is Unlocking the Potential of Lidar Point Clouds

When it comes to big data, LIDAR is right up there with the biggest generators. But outside of a few niche use cases, LIDAR–which uses lasers to build a three-dimensional model of physical objects–has not been widely adopted. Now, a … Continue reading

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Waymo Lidar Guru Explains Why He Returned to California

When Simon Verghese moved east for a postdoctoral spot at MIT, the UC Berkeley-trained physicist figured on being back in California before too long, but then Waymo started calling. “I thought it would be two years,” he said in an … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Makes Sense for Autonomous Vehicles

The automotive industry remains divided on the sensor configuration needed to support autonomous driving. Tesla is resolute that cameras and radar systems will be sufficient, yet both systems have their shortcomings. Harman, a Samsung company believes safe automated and autonomous … Continue reading

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AEC to BE – Do You Have the Skills to Make the Transition?

I suppose the mega-trend that sums up all of what is taking place concerning the transition from AEC to BE is digital transformation, but it sure feels like a lot more. Maybe the idea of Smart Cities sums it up … Continue reading

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Apple Has to Step Up Their Lidar Game

Lidar has the potential to be Apple’s next “here today, gone tomorrow” technology. The laser-based depth scanner was the marquee addition to the 2020 Apple iPad Pro that debuted this March, and has been rumored for nearly two years as … 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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Autonomous Vehicle Annotated Lidar Data Set for Simulation

Roughly a year ago, Scale and NuTonomy released an autonomous vehicle data set called NuScenes that they claimed at the time surpassed corpora like KITTI, Baidu’s ApolloScape, and the Udacity Self-Driving Car library in size, scale, and accuracy. Since then, … 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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AI Used to Automatically Compare Scans with BIM

In Stavanger, the fourth largest city in Norway, located about 300km from Oslo, the construction of the new university hospital is going at full speed. Hundreds of people work on the project, which covers 130,000 sq m.  To closely keep … Continue reading

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