Category Archives: Research

Drones can Provide Critical Sanitization Services

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread all around the world and social distancing has become the new normal, countries start to look at how technology can help us during this crisis. Able to safely enter and collect data in … Continue reading

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GPS Declassified – From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones

Richard Easton contacted me just about a year ago to compliment Paul Ceruzzi on his work in “GPS” and to encourage me to read his book “GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smart Phones. Both of these would be an … Continue reading

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Fragmented Forest Canopy Effects Documented with Lidar

With the help of airborne lasers, researchers have discovered what a fragmented forest canopy means in the long-term for tropical trees. From an article in Inverse. Trees at the edges of forests store 22 PERCENT LESS CARBON than trees inside … Continue reading

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Survey Grade Real Time Precise Point Positioning – PPP

Has real time precise point positioning finally hit prime time for surveying applications? The answer is a qualified yes from Gavin Schrock, PLS, Editor of xyHt. From his article in the August 2019 issue of xyHt. The dream of being … Continue reading

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AutoX to Deliver Groceries with Driverless Vehicles

AutoX, a developer of autonomous driving technology, is launching a grocery delivery pilot in San Jose, California. When this was originally published 18 months ago it did not have the importance that it does now. It looks like they are … Continue reading

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Coronavirus – If You Have Good News, Please Share It

As some of you may have noticed I have chosen to avoid the issue of the coronavirus crisis that is facing our 3D industry and the world. My reasoning is that I am sure you are receiving plenty of information … Continue reading

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Trees Have a Heartbeat – Lidar Proves It

Scientist Diana Beresford Kroeger proved that the biochemistry of humans and that of plants and trees are the same – ie the hormones (including serotonin) that regulate human and plant life are identical. What this means practically is that trees … Continue reading

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Waymo Autonomous Vehicles Upgraded to Gen 5

People who are accustomed to seeing the Waymo autonomous vans rolling around Chandler and the East Valley are due for a surprise. These are likely to be the most sophisticated AVs on the market and the safest. From an article … Continue reading

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Google Driverless Car Project Founder Pleads Guilty

ANTHONY LEVANDOWSKI, the once-lauded engineer who co-founded Google’s self-driving car project and helped spark interest in autonomous vehicles, pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing a confidential Google document shortly before leaving the company. In the agreement, Levandowski agreed to a maximum … Continue reading

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Unmanned 18-Wheeler Makes First Test Drive in Florida

On 60 Minutes last night they reported on what is claimed to be the first test of an unmanned 18-wheeler on a public highway. This was in Florida. Amazing. The 9.4 mile test was performed by Starsky Robotics and it … Continue reading

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