1. cageymaru

    Robots Command Humans to Cleanup Spills in Grocery Stores

    Lidar equipped robots called "Marty" from Ahold Delhaize are now being deployed in the USA to count inventory, detect spills and summon human employees over to clean up the mess. These autonomous robots are equipped with 8 cameras and are monitored by employees in foreign countries who will...
  2. R

    Uber Self-Driving Car Crash May Be Due to LIDAR Blind Spot

    In more news surrounding the death of a pedestrian struck by a self-driving car operated by Uber, The Register is reporting that when Uber switched from the Ford Fusion to the Volvo XC90 in 2016, the number of LIDAR sensors on the car was reduced from five, to one. Instead of having LIDAR...
  3. DooKey

    Drones with High-Tech Camera Revamp Archaeology

    Using aerial photography isn't a new thing for archaeologists, but using drones with thermal imaging is a technology that is making the detection of ancient sites and artifacts more accurate than use of aerial or satellite photography alone. Another big positive for the archaeology community is...
  4. DooKey

    Apple Releases News About Their Latest Driverless Car Technology

    In an unusual move for Apple they have decided to speak out about a new technology they are going to use for driverless cars. The new technology uses a special version of LiDAR that integrates a special kind of computer vision and AI to detect 3-D objects. They claim it is better than current...
  5. cageymaru

    Facebook Unveils New Freedom360 Model x24 and x6 360 Degree Video Cameras

    Facebook, at their yearly developer conference F8, has unveiled new 360 degree video cameras. The model x24 and x6 cameras not only capture video in 360 degrees, but add depth information also. This gives the cameras six degrees of freedom or 6DoF. When viewing the video with a VR headset...