Category Archives: Research

TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting is Just One Month Away

TRB AFB80 is the standing committee focused on Geospatial Data Acquisition Technologies in Design and Construction relating to highway transportation. We will be meeting in Daytona, FL July 21 – 24, 2019 at the Daytona Hotel. The Transportation Research Board … 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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Comparison of Structure From Motion with UAV Lidar

In this paper a side-by-side comparison of structure from motion photogrammetry is performed with lidar using the same UAV platform. Thanks to Bill Gutelius at Qntfi for the lead. The capabilities and utility of UAV LiDAR and surface from motion … 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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Second Annual World Safety Summit – Time to Register

Velodyne Lidar is hosting the second annual World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA, October 2, 2019. The event is free, but we encourage you to RSVP by clicking here. In the spirit of … 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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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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Can Data Save the World? – HxGN LIVE Keynote

One should expect that with a keynote title of “Can Data Save the World?” that it was going to be a thought provoking presentation. I have not attended a keynote speech that was so well documented, poignant and at the … Continue reading

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Interactive Visualization of 3D Coordinate Uncertainties

In speaking with Mike Olsen at OSU he remembered this paper on interactive visualization of point cloud data that he and YGP Matt O’Banion had published. I am in the last minute push to get ready for my trip to … Continue reading

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