Category Archives: Hardware

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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Mobile Mapping System Tested in Biggest Science Museum

NavVis went behind the scenes at the Deutsches Museum to field-test the new NavVis VLX, our revolutionary wearable mobile mapping system. Read the inside story from the NavVis blog. To test the capabilities of NavVis VLX prior to launch, we … Continue reading

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Skanska is Using 3D Laser Scanning to Inform and Connect

Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction firms has intergrated 3D laser scanning into their core workflows and that of their subcontractors. This is from an article in The Architects Newspaper. The Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska is … 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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Tethered Drone is Not Subject to FAA Part 107

Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected public safety technologies, today announced a partnership with Fotokite, a service provider of actively tethered Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions and public safety software tools, to provide their products and services as … Continue reading

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MEMS Mirrors Reduce Lidar Power Requirements

Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology relies on fast, precisely timed laser pulses – a useful application for various kinds of sensors, including those that support the Internet of Things (IoT). However, many current sensors that rely on LiDAR are … Continue reading

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Conservationists Creating Digital Twin of Cathedral

Conservationists with scanners claim that Peterborough Cathedral is now the most digitally recorded historic building in the world as they work to make a “digital twin” of it. Workers abseiled from the 12th-century building with handheld scanners on Monday to … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality Simulation of 3D BIM is the Future

Construction industry professional Tan Teck Seng looks like he is playing a high-tech video game when he examines a building on a screen, decked out in virtual reality (VR) goggles and controllers. From an article in the Straits Times by … Continue reading

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The Future of Construction from a Leader in SLAM-Based Laser Scanning

Since the early days of the personal computer the construction industry has been slow to adopt digital technology. As a result, increases in construction productivity have lagged virtually every other major industry, such as automotive and aircraft manufacturing. It’s true … Continue reading

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Look Out Uber and Lyft – Here comes Amazon

Amazon announced Friday that it will acquire Zoox, a self-driving startup founded in 2014 that has raised nearly $1 billion in funding and which aims to develop autonomous driving technology, including vehicles, for the purposes of providing a full-stack solution … Continue reading

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