Tag Archives: 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...

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Garmin® acquires Navionics® SimActive Automates Direct Georeferencing GeoSLAM Launches Time & Cost Saving 3D Mobile Laser Scanners at Dallas Fall BIM Forum 2017 Singapore International Robo Expo Returns Bigger in 2017: Showcasing Latest Robotics Innovations USDOT launches Drone Integration Pilot Program Velodyne LiDAR and BoE Systems Partner for Integrated UAV-Borne LiDAR in Geospatial Data Collection

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RoboBusiness and TUS Expo Merger Launch of Global Robotics Events and Media Powerhouse Merrick Releases MARS(R) 2017 Software Suite Topcon introduces new GNSS receiver boardswith expanded constellation tracking

GPS-controlled robots can measure a site fully automatically and precisely anchor screws for the foundation of a solar plant.


Above: GPS-controlled robots can measure a site fully automatically and precisely anchor screws for the foundation of a solar plant. Measuring and Anchoring As a child I used to watch a program on BBC television called Tomorrow’s World. Once in 1981, I sat in awe as it showed a snooker-playing robot. My dreams were filled with...

The geospatially aware Jackal robots are configured with different imaging and navigation systems depending on the needs of the autonomous application.

Robot Revolution

Clearpath Robotics CEO Matt Rendall discusses unmanned systems, land survey, and robotic industry trends.   The robot revolution is hitting a big milestone. Robotic use is expanding beyond research activities, aerial applications, and industrial manipulators through a new kind of deployment: the service robot. These robots are autonomous, they’re geospatially aware, and they can manipulate...

Unmanned Systems

Above: This robot, the BoniRob, was developed for precision agriculture by Osnabrueck University of Applied Sciences in Germany, led by Arno Ruckelshausen. Robots for Precision Agriculture, Weather Forecasting, Scientific Studies From Amazon to Google to Domino’s Pizza, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have been drawing significant attention in recent months.  Amazon plans to launch a Prime...