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Winners of the Fifth Annual ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition Announced

January 30, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Sensors

Manassas, Va., Jan. 30, 2015–The Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division held its Fifth Annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition January 22-25, 2015 at Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota in conjunction with the 129th Saint Paul Winter Carnival.…

Swiss Robot Automates Bridge Inspection and Fights Corrosion

Bridges become an infrastructure problem as they get older, as de-icing salt and carbon dioxide gradually destroy the reinforced concrete. A new robot…

Bridge Inspection Robot Finds Cracks and Determines Deterioration

A bridge inspection robot has been developed by researchers at Rutgers University with funding from the Federal Highway Administration. The robot uses…

Sanborn Advances Indoor Mapping

April 11, 2014 - in Modeling, Sensors

Move over R2-D2! Designed exclusively for indoor mapping applications, the robotic Sanborn Platform for Indoor Mapping (SPIN) is a compact, easy-to-use, self-navigating system that generates preregistered spatial data in near real time. SPIN delivers better…

LiDAR with LEDs for Under $100

January 24, 2014 - in Sensors

If you need some sort of distance sensor for your robot, drone, or other project, you have two options: a cheap ultrasonic sensor with limited range, or an expensive laser-based system that’s top of the line. LIDAR-Lite fills that gap by stuffing an entire…