Category Archives: Sensors

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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Laser Scanning Solves Piping Problems

From the FARO 3D Blog Rodney Roebuck, CEO of Roebuck Contracting, has been in the industry for 27 years and got his start in the HVAC and piping industry. In that time, he’s seen numerous innovations come to light — … Continue reading

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Full Ship 3D Laser Scan of USS San Diego is First Step

A team from NSWC PHD recently worked with Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific on the first full ship scan of an LPD-class ship using the laser light sensing technology known as lidar—the first step in a 3D scanning project … Continue reading

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Waymo Lidar Guru Explains Why He Returned to California

When Simon Verghese moved east for a postdoctoral spot at MIT, the UC Berkeley-trained physicist figured on being back in California before too long, but then Waymo started calling. “I thought it would be two years,” he said in an … Continue reading

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Sensor Fusion Makes Sense for Autonomous Vehicles

The automotive industry remains divided on the sensor configuration needed to support autonomous driving. Tesla is resolute that cameras and radar systems will be sufficient, yet both systems have their shortcomings. Harman, a Samsung company believes safe automated and autonomous … Continue reading

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Mobile Mapping System Tested in Biggest Science Museum

NavVis went behind the scenes at the Deutsches Museum to field-test the new NavVis VLX, our revolutionary wearable mobile mapping system. Read the inside story from the NavVis blog. To test the capabilities of NavVis VLX prior to launch, we … Continue reading

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Skanska is Using 3D Laser Scanning to Inform and Connect

Skanska, one of the world’s largest construction firms has intergrated 3D laser scanning into their core workflows and that of their subcontractors. This is from an article in The Architects Newspaper. The Swedish multinational construction and development company Skanska is … Continue reading

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Apple Has to Step Up Their Lidar Game

Lidar has the potential to be Apple’s next “here today, gone tomorrow” technology. The laser-based depth scanner was the marquee addition to the 2020 Apple iPad Pro that debuted this March, and has been rumored for nearly two years as … Continue reading

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Autonomous Vehicle Annotated Lidar Data Set for Simulation

Roughly a year ago, Scale and NuTonomy released an autonomous vehicle data set called NuScenes that they claimed at the time surpassed corpora like KITTI, Baidu’s ApolloScape, and the Udacity Self-Driving Car library in size, scale, and accuracy. Since then, … Continue reading

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Airborne Commercial Lidar – The Early Development Days

I was doing some research on the early days of airborne commercial lidar and luckily remembered Todd Neff had done all that work for me. Todd’s book is “The Laser That’s Changing the World,” and it is a must read … Continue reading

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