Category Archives: Technology

USIBD’s Cornerstone Report Survey #11: Hardware

Yesterday the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) sent out an online Cornerstone Report (CSR) survey to their membership and industry partners regarding Hardware. The survey is also open to the public at the link below. Cornerstone Report #11 is … Continue reading

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Leica BLK360 – Here’s How it Works

Popular YouTuber and trained cinematographer Matt Workman has created a very practical and easy to understand video about Leica Geosystems BLK360. Bottom line – he thinks the BLK 360 has many applications in the film industry, particularly for pre-production . … Continue reading

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A Better Laser Light Sensing Technology

From the press release: Researchers at Purdue University and Stanford University believe they have found a novel laser light sensing technology that is more robust and less expensive than is currently available with a wide range of uses, including a … Continue reading

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Virgin Orbit

The newest Virgin company is Virgin Orbit. As you can see from the photo (look close under the wing), Richard Branson is making another major investment, this time its building rockets and going into space to help launch the smallsat … Continue reading

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AEye Granted Foundational Patents

Artificial perception pioneer AEye (great name) recently announced it has been awarded foundational patents with numerous claims for its solid state, MEMs-based agile LiDAR and embedded AI technology that are core to AEye’s iDAR™ perception system. Of all of the … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence

Even though the focus is on driverless cars, the majority of the book I am reading traces the history of  artificial intelligence and how we are now finally in a position to capitalize on machine learning. I think this is … Continue reading

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Lidar More Important Than GPS

Looking back to the early 90’s  it is hard not to rank GPS in the top five technologies especially in  terms of its impact on the average consumer. The Internet would have to be at the top of the list, … Continue reading

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Riegl USA Hosting Free Webinar

RIEGL USA will be hosting a North American End of Year Promotional Webinar on Tuesday, November 14 at 2:00 PM EST. Please join RIEGL’s terrestrial expert, Shannon Trammell, for this special year end event! She will be discussing the following … Continue reading

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Near Earth Autonomy

While the world of autonomy is focused on cars and trucks, Near Earth Autonomy (great company name) is working on a plan to automate personal aircraft. Now if you would dismiss this out of hand you might want to know … Continue reading

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SPAR 3D 2018 Call for Speakers

SPAR 3D 2018 is looking for 3D technology innovators eager to share their expertise with an audience hungry for the latest information, applications and future possibilities related to 3D technologies. Recent 3D product innovations and industry growth are changing the … Continue reading

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