Category Archives: Hardware

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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Specifying 3D Accuracy When Using a SLAM Scanner

Monday’s post, which caused an encouraging jump in traffic, came in part from the preparations that are underway for a webinar on specifying 3D accuracy for laser scanners. This educational webinar, co-sponsored by the USIBD and Paracosm will discuss the … Continue reading

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Lidar Commercialization Opportunity Comes From NASA

I became aware of this lidar commercialization opportunity few months ago when I was contacted by a would be entrepreneur who was doing some market research. Now that I have read this background piece I am more encouraged about the … Continue reading

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FMCW – Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave Lidar

It certainly sounds more complicated than Time of Flight (ToF), but Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar has a number of important advantages over ToF, like being able to measure the velocity of objects in a scene and having the … Continue reading

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Solid-State Lidar Could be a Game Changer for Autonomous

On the surface it certainly seems like solid-state lidar has many advantages over electromechanical systems and that VCSEL is the leading ship design. From an article in All About Circuits. ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor solutions, announced … Continue reading

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Chinese Researchers Claim Lidar Camera with 45 km Range

With what would seem to be a record for a lidar camera Chinese researchers claim they have an invented a camera that can record images at a distance of 45 km. From an article in Fossbytes. Chinese researchers have developed … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D Expo and Conference 2019 Opens in One Week

If you are interested in finding out about the latest developments in reality capture, BIM, AI, AR/VR and more than you need to attend SPAR 3D Expo and Conference. Included this year will be the Younger Geospatial Professional of the … 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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Hydrogen Fuel Cells – Better UAV Power?

Lithium batteries provide relatively short duration flights and are restricted on most commercial airlines; internal combustion engines create air and noise pollution. Are hydrogen fuel cells going to provide the best option? From an article in sUAS News. Like batteries, … Continue reading

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