Category Archives: Robots

World of Concrete Kicks Off Tuesday in Las Vegas

If you love construction like I do, then the World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV is the place to be next week. Standards for the use of 3D laser scanning to measure concrete tolerances are being addressed. The annual … Continue reading

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Foldable Drone Can Change Shape In-Flight

Now this is impressive. Be sure to see the video below. There have been other drones that could alter their shape in flight, but this foldable drone (developed by roboticists from University of Zurich and EPFL) is different in several … Continue reading

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Fujitsu To Provide Lidar-based Gymnastics Judging System

I am putting this one in the “you have to be kidding”category, but I can assure you they are serious. Fujitsu has developed a lidar and AI system to remove in part the subjectivity associated with judging world class gymnastics … Continue reading

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Dimensions 2018 Opens Today with Steve Berglund, CEO

The opening session and keynotes for Trimble’s Dimensions 2018 take place this morning at the Venetian, a classy hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The center of the geospatial world shifts to Las Vegas, NV this week for Trimble’s Dimensions … Continue reading

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Lidar – Is it a Portmanteau or an Acronym?

This blog post is on a lighter note, as you have probably already guessed. We have had our share of physics lately, but I still think you will learn some things, or at least be able to pass the video … Continue reading

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TRB AFB80 Recap

Tuesday at the AFB80 summer meeting was jam packed with presentations on small UAS, a visit to the Caltrans Transportation Lab and then detailed presentations on autonomous surface vehicles for hydrographic mapping, mobile lidar, ground penetrating lidar and subsurface utilities. … Continue reading

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Light – Camera of the Future

The basic concept for the design of the Light camera is that lots of (in this case 16)  little cameras when carefully configured and managed creatively with the right software can outperform one big one. Have a look at the … Continue reading

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Xalt is the Big Leap for Hexagon

The much anticipated news coming out of Las Vegas last night at the HxGN Live event was presented by Ola Rollen at his keynote. It’s being called Xalt and its a bold move for a traditional sensor company that is … Continue reading

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Day 1 SPAR 3D 2018

Lights, camera, action and with that SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next were launched. The Anaheim Convention Center is a very nice venue. Lisa Murray welcomed the standing room only audience by noting that this was the 15th year for … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next Open Tomorrow

The center of 3D innovation for the Built Environment will be at the Anaheim Convention Center the next three days June 5-7 as SPAR 3D 2018 and AEC Next combine for the first time. The highly anticipated conference program, organized … Continue reading

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