Tag: LIDAR

Autodesk acquires Allpoint for 3D LIDAR expertise

Autodesk acquires Allpoint for 3D LIDAR expertise

The founder and key researchers will join Autodesk’s Reality Capture team. The technology they bring has its roots in computer vision and robotics research. Autodesk today acquired technology and key employees from Allpoint Systems LLC, a Pittsburgh developer of software for collecting and processing 3D LIDAR (broad-field laser-based) point cloud data. Terms were not disclosed. […]

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Redefining production in the age of Digital Reality

Software is transforming every stage of the manufacturing process. Small companies with niche technologies are being gobbled up. By Kathleen Maher May Day is over and the workers of the world are still pretty much wearing their chains. Ironically, the children of workers over in China are driving Ferraris and sporting Prada handbags. And, if […]

3D laser map shows earthquake zone before and after

3D laser map shows earthquake zone before and after

High-res LIDAR scans reveal previously undiscovered relationships between smaller faults. Geologists have a new tool to study how earthquakes change the landscape down to a few inches, and it’s giving them insight into how earthquake faults behave. In the Feb. 10 issue of the journal Science, a team of scientists from the U.S., Mexico and […]

By February 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
MIT team invents cheap way to add 3D cameras to cellphones

MIT team invents cheap way to add 3D cameras to cellphones

A one-pixel pulse is tricked into decoding 3D data. Qualcomm is taking a close look. [Editor’s Note: A video explaining the technology in more detail appears at the end of the article.] Researchers at MIT are working on a small, cheap, and efficient way to allow cellphones and other handheld devices to become 3D cameras. […]

By January 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Modding the Xbox Kinect to gather 3D streaming data

Modding the Xbox Kinect to gather 3D streaming data

In less than a year after its release, a flood of researchers and tinkerers are finding ways to re-purpose the Kinect that have nothing to do with games. Two UCSD researchers are adapting the inexpensive and popular motion sensor to gather archaeological data. The November 2010 launch of the Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360 immediately […]