Category Archives: Hardware

Scanning for Construction at Bentley’s YII 2018

I met Andrew Evans, Product Manager at Topcon at the Year in Infrastructure Awards today. He offered this blog post on Scanning for Construction, plus a look at the GLS 2000 scanner with its ability to set up over a … Continue reading

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Arduino-based Lidar Scanner

Pretty interesting example of what you can do with the Arduino and a little electronics. Note – If you liked this post click here to stay informed of all of the 3D laser scanning, UAS, autonomous vehicle and Lidar News. … 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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The Laser That’s Changing the World

Todd Neff has written the first comprehensive book on the development of 3D laser scanning and lidar. I think I may have reached the peak of my literary career! No, I haven’t written a book, or even a chapter of … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Report #11 on Hardware Utilization

The USIBD has issued Cornerstone Report #11 on hardware  and utilization. This Report is a revisit of this subject from three years ago. It takes a deeper dive into specific types of hardware and utilization of each. Five categories of … Continue reading

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Wingtra CEO Boosfeld on the Future of VTOL UAS

The Wingtra UAS vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) may make small, fixed wing  drones obsolete. (Editor’s Note – The following is from a recent interview with Maximilian Boosfeld, CEO.) Wingtra started as an ambitious research project called Pacflyer. Basil Weibel, … Continue reading

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Neptec Design Group Acquired

The big news coming from this year’s Farnborough Air Show in the photonics category was the acquisition of Neptec Design Group by MDA, a Canadian division of Maxar Technologies. Some might recall from a few years ago that we covered … Continue reading

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The Laser Scanning Forum

I am not sure how many readers are familiar with the Laser Scanning Forum – LSF. I suspect most of you, but if you’re not, then this is going to be a real find. It had been quite a while … Continue reading

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