Category Archives: Research

Super Cruise from GM Expands Hands-Free Territory

While the rest of the autonomous vehicle start-ups are making promises, General Motors is now delivering hands-free, Super Cruise on the Cadillac CT6. With the help of the stealth, mobile lidar mapping firm Ushr the coverage is now expanding to … 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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USGS To Conduct Lidar Survey of Volcanic Eruption

Since the end of 2018’s volcanic activity, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have wanted to resurvey Kīlauea Volcano’s ground surface to document changes brought about by the Puna eruption and summit collapse. Doing so would allow them to more accurately … Continue reading

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Monitoring the Elderly in Their Homes Using Lidar

The overall idea of monitoring the elderly using lidar sensors to allow them to stay in their homes is a noble effort, but I have to question a number of the statements in this article. From an article in Autoblog. … 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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Lidar Drones are Being Used to Protect Scottish Forests

Lidar drones that can see through the forest canopy are being used to protect native Scottish plants threatened by invasive species. From an article by Kenneth Macdonald at the BBC The drones use Lidar (light detection and ranging), which works … Continue reading

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3D Technology Used to Perform Middle Ear Transplant

A South African doctor and his team successfully pioneered a transplant of a patient’s middle ear using 3D technology to cure his deafness, making it the first in the world. This groundbreaking procedure offers hope to many of those who … Continue reading

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Organized Chaos Algorithm Needed for Autonomous Vehicles

This is a guest blog post from Alex Van de Weghe who believes for vehicles to be fully autonomous an “organized chaos” algorithm is needed. Whenever I see some video about autonomous driving cars it’s always in perfect traffic conditions. … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Power Industry

The Electric Power Research Institute, as the name implies is focused on the electric industry. A recent article in the EPRI Journal investigates how drones and artificial intelligence could transform the power system. From an article by Chris Warren. Once … Continue reading

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Drone Flights Over People – The FAA is too Resrictive

The FAA is working to standardize drone flights over people, which is great news for commercial operators. From a Skyward blog by Matt Fanelli. 4/25/19 In my last article, I gave a quick summary of the notice of proposed rulemaking. … Continue reading

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