LIDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, is a real-time search and mapping technology, frequently used in machine vision systems. Basically the optical equivalent of radar, LIDAR works by sweeping out beams of light and using the reflected beams of scattered light to determine placement of objects in the area.
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A new technology currently being trialled by the EU, seeks to substantially improve the LIDAR machine vision system's accuracy. To enable the system to differentiate between moving and stationary targets, and prioritise where to scan.
LiDAR is a mapping tool, using lasers to create a high-precision map of the lay of the land. Researchers using it, have shown how in a huge area, disparate separate faultlines can trigger massive earthquakes.
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ROAMS (Remotely Operated and Autonomous Mapping System) was created by researchers at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, with funding from the U.S. Army. It uses several existing mapping technologies to build 3D color maps ...
Getting robotic systems to accurately detect both moving and static objects remains an obstacle to building more autonomous robots and more advanced surveillance systems. Innovative technology that uses light beams for localisation and mapp...
Restoring habitat for spawning species of fish, such as Atlantic salmon, starts with a geological inventory of suitable rivers and streams, and the watershed systems that support them. But the high-tech mapping tools available to geologists...
DARPA have awarded Lockheed Martin a $4.9-million, 18-month program to use brain-inspired technologies to develop a system that will speed an image analyst's job by 100 times.
Object Recognition via Brain-Inspired Technology...
In disaster emergencies, such as the recent West Virginia mine explosion or the earthquake in Haiti, it is often unsafe for responders to enter the scene, prolonging the rescue of potential survivors. Now, University of Missouri researchers...