Category Archives: Robots

Startup Builds Laser Scanning Construction Robot

It will probably be some time before buildings are erected by robots. But a Boston startup called RCML has built a robot that’s designed to make sure that the humans who are still building them get it right. From an … Continue reading

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Autonomous Outdoor Parking Valet Service Uses Lidar

Stan, a fully autonomous outdoor parking valet, is now operational at select airports in Europe. The robot uses GNSS, LiDAR and cameras to move cars into storage places with requisite centimeter-level accuracy, including transition from outdoor to indoor. I have … Continue reading

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First Driverless Car Exemption Granted by U.S. DOT

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation vehicle, and while it looks similar to the first-generation R1 — egg-shaped, no room for a human driver, objectively cute … Continue reading

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Robotics’ Top 10 Lessons Learned in the 2010’s

This article on the Robotics’ Top 10 is from Robotics Business Review by Daniel Theobald. It always takes longer than you think it will: This may sound dire, but development and adoption always take longer than you think it will, until … Continue reading

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Wave of Demand for Scanning Coming Says Industry Leader

Today 3D measurement is a common sight, not only in the quality field, but also for design, reverse engineering and movies. “In my view, there’s a wave of demand for 3D scanning coming,” says Michael Raphael, CEO and founder of … Continue reading

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Israeli Start-Up Claims System Can See Like a Bee

In the race to develop fully autonomous vehicles, Israeli start-Up Lirhot Systems says they “see” the road ahead and assess potential hazards. From an article in the The Jerusalem Post by Eytan Halon. While most leading industry actors have relied … Continue reading

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Firefighter Safety Improved with 3-D Mapping

When a fire breaks out inside a large structure like a mall or office building, firefighter safety is often at the mercy of blueprints or hand-drawn sketches to figure out the safest way to navigate the smoke-filled corridors. From an … Continue reading

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Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics

I have had the opportunity to review an excellent scholarly reference entitled, “Unmanned Vehicle Systems for Geomatics – Towards Robotic Mapping.” The text was edited by Costas Armenakis and Petros Patias. Costas is an Associate Professor of Geomatics Engineering at … Continue reading

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DARPA is Testing Military Drone Dragnet Program

When the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – DARPA tested an “Aerial Dragnet” system for tracking drones over urban terrain last month, Echodyne lent a helping hand. Echodyne — a Kirkland, Wash.-based startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Lidar Technologies from IDTechEx

LiDAR technologies and markets are rapidly evolving, and IDTechEx are tracking more than one hundred 3D LiDAR companies worldwide. Each company claims to offer a highly innovative, next-generation product that is superior to competing technologies. Following a period of dedicated … Continue reading

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