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lidar

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NASA to shoot lasers at Earth's forests from space

Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.

By September 9, 2014

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Is this a real RoboCop?

The K5 robot, developed by Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Knightscope, is designed to be a surveillance robot for law enforcement, private security firms, schools, and anything else looking for an extra set of eyes and ears on the ground. The 5-foot, 300-pound robot can roam autonomously, sending back real-time data about an area with technology that does facial recognition, lidar mapping, and 360-degree video. CNET's Kara Tsuboi got a closer look at what makes the K5 robot tick.

By December 9, 2013

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Quake rescue robot rocks Kinect to find victims

With a look that seems inspired by "Short Circuit" star Number 5, RoboCup hopeful uses cost-effective Kinect sensor instead of Lidar to help find quake victims.

By March 2, 2011

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Archaeologists: Mayans were green builders

Team excavating vast ancient city in Belize uses NASA LiDAR technology and reveals a society of rooftop urban agriculture.

By May 12, 2010