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Elon Musk Claims the Teslas Will Become Urban Robo-Cars

Elon Musk is promising to provide a software update to all Tesla’s with a “full self-driving” suite for urban environs, he claims. The systems will still require full driver attention. Looks like he is going to play the safety statistics … Continue reading

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UAVs Are Demonstrating Their Value in Construction

The construction industry in Europe is beginning to find that UAVs can improve productivity, reduce risk and improve profitability. This is from an extensive article in Construction Europe by Mike Hayes. While technology advances in the construction sector promise faster … Continue reading

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Israeli Start-Up Claims System Can See Like a Bee

In the race to develop fully autonomous vehicles, Israeli start-Up Lirhot Systems says they “see” the road ahead and assess potential hazards. From an article in the The Jerusalem Post by Eytan Halon. While most leading industry actors have relied … Continue reading

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PrimeSense 3D Scanning Invention Patent Updated

Apple filed a continuation patent in Europe on Thursday that covers a major update to a key PrimeSense 3D scanning and projection invention. PrimeSense, which Apple acquired in late 2013, originally filed this patent in February 2013. Apple was granted … Continue reading

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Crawling Robots Use Cameras to Inspect Wind Blades

Drones and crawling robots outfitted with special scanning technology could help wind blades stay in service longer, which may help lower the cost of wind energy at a time when blades are getting bigger, pricier and harder to transport, Sandia … Continue reading

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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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