Category Archives: Hardware

ABB Ability Mobile Gas-leak Detection System

The ABB Ability mobile gas-leak detection system can now be mounted on a drone and flown into areas with suspected gas leaks, such as along natural gas pipelines. By Chris McNamara, Smart Industry Content Director The original method of hydrocarbon … Continue reading

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Direct Dimensions – A True Pioneer in 3D Laser Scanning

I have been lucky to know Michael Raphael, the founder of Direct Dimensions and important innovator in the field of 3D laser scanning for the past ten plus years. His firm has one of the most diverse track records and … Continue reading

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Colorado State Receives 3D Technology Gift from Trimble

Trimble  announced today that it has awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil … Continue reading

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Lidar for Drone Conference – Products and Case Studies

The YellowScan Lidar for Drone 2019 Conference delivered a high value mix of technical product information and detailed case studies. Congratulations to the team and the partners for a great learning experience. As mentioned in a previous blog post the … Continue reading

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UAS Lidar – Not a Simple Upgrade from Photogrammetry

It may seem like a fairly straightforward upgrade from UAS photogrammetry to UAS Lidar, but that is simply not the case. It’s really all about a higher level of systems integration and fail-safe, standard operating procedures that most firms are … Continue reading

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JASR Systems Awarded $8.2 Million for Chip-Sized Lidar

JASR Systems must have some high level connections with the military to land a $8.2 million contract to develop chip-sized lidar. This is the kind of high level research that led to Velodyne developing their first lidar sensor. From an … Continue reading

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Automotive Lidar – The Details Behind 10 Leading Companies

Over the past year the automotive lidar manufacturers have been providing more details on their proprietary technology. Timothy B. Lee provides an in-depth look at 10 of the leading companies for Ars Technica. Today, there are three big ways that … Continue reading

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Augmented Reality Requires Powerful 3D Camera

A report from Bloomberg indicates that Apple is planning to launch iPhones in 2020 with a more powerful 3-D camera to support the company’s push into augmented reality, according to people familiar with the plans. The rear-facing, longer-range 3-D camera … Continue reading

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Roboats Build 3D Maps of Amsterdam’s Canals in Real time

MIT researchers are working with the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) to develop on-demand roboats for the city. With a name like “Ro(e)boat how could you go wrong? From an article in designboom. MIT and AMS are working … Continue reading

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Day 2 at ILMF 2019 Produced a Number of Hidden Gems

Day 2 at ILMF 2019 resulted in discussions and presentations with a number of companies that have truly outstanding products which I doubt you have heard of. The keynotes were interesting, but not quite what I was hoping for, particularly … Continue reading

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