Category Archives: Robotics

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In the Blink of an AI

If we were to believe Steven Spielberg’s version of the future, curiously, robots can’t blink. It seems like mechas, as the life-like robots in his movie AI: Artificial Intelligence are called, lack the AI codes to involuntarily close and open their mechanical eyelids. Notice how almost all robots in Hollywood movies follow the same no-blinking pattern. Watch The Terminator movies, if you don’t...

Jacky C.K. Chow

President, Vusion Technologies  Calgary, Canada Jacky Chow is a passionate and talented researcher in the fields of sensor fusion, robotics, machine learning, calibration, biomedical imaging, and numerical optimization. His work covers a broad scope of applications, from calibrating omnidirectional cameras for robot vision to using photogrammetric techniques for monitoring of burns patients. Although he has...

Aaron Morris, PhD

PhD Roboticist; Co-Founder & CEO, Allvision IO Pennsylvania, USA Aaron Morris earned his doctorate in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, where robotics and related research and enterprises are continuing to increase in prominence. Morris formed Allpoint Systems in 2009 in CMU’s hometown of Pittsburgh as a startup specializing in data processing for 3D for robotics,...

Coaching Robots

Continuous surveying (to support smart cities, infrastructure, geodesign, and construction) is opening expanded—but unconventional—roles for surveyors and geospatial practitioners. A member of your field crew that’s a bipedal, survey-rod-carrying robot may be in the distant future, but the work of field data collection has already been affected by robotics, namely in the form of process...