Category Archives: Robotics

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Robotics Above, On, and Underwater

Demo-ing Drones at UAS Colorado’s “Robotics on the Rez” Event In the September 10th issue of Pangaea we talked about Future Prepping: getting ready for the next generation of geospatial technology. I’d like to add another educational resource to that list: product demos. Product demonstrations are a great way to get a hands-on look at...

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Outstanding Geospatial Trends at INTERGEO 2019

INTERGEO, the world’s largest summit in positioning and geospatial tech, wrapped up last week in Stuttgart, Germany, proving that even after 25 years it still can be a great show. It’s the biggest geospatial event of the year where companies around the world showcase their current innovations for the industry, and the xyHt team was...

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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. Photo above (added Nov 19th, 2019): A concept partnering Hilti, Trimble and Boston Dynamics on a walking platform, here shown with an X7 scanner (press release: prn.to/33XYbcJ). A member of your field crew that’s a bipedal, survey-rod-carrying...