Using tech known as lidar, a device will map forests in 3D and increase understanding of their role in the carbon cycle.
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.
Team excavating vast ancient city in Belize uses NASA LiDAR technology and reveals a society of rooftop urban agriculture.
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.
Ford's self-driving car prototype has 360-degree infrared vision, and can track potential dangers up to 60 metres away.
The battleship USS Arizona, sunk during the attack on Pearl Harbor, has undergone extensive underwater 3D scanning to preserve this historic monument.
Ford announced it would work with both Stanford and MIT on its autonomous vehicle program to develop new car behaviors.
The Queensland police will be using the CSIRO's Zebedee scanner to map crime scenes in 3D.
Car computers will use many sources of data -- lasers, radar, stereo cameras, even windshield wiper rain detectors -- to figure out what's around them. And none of the sensors will ever get drowsy.
Well, not exactly. The prototype can't quite manage its own public relations yet, but it can, apparently, "see" in the same way a bat or dolphin can.