Lidar

Reconstructed 3D images rendered in different perspective for the letter X. Credit: Intelligent Optics Laboratory, Liang Gao/UCLA

Multi-view 3D light-field research sees hidden objects

Researchers at UCLA have demonstrated a 3D imaging method able to provide excellent depth range, while also imaging around scene occlusions

The lab-based prototype lidar system that the research team built captures megapixel-resolution depth maps using a commercial digital camera. (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead)

New modulator adds time-of-flight to any sensor

Stanford University researchers say its megahertz modulator could enable megapixel-resolution lidar at a low cost

Using drones could enable visual aircraft inspections in under an hour. Credit: Mainblades

Final call for digital flight maintenance

Matthew Dale takes a bird’s eye view of aircraft inspection, where drones equipped with vision are replacing manual checks

Swivel chair and screen at 40m - picture taken with a 32 x 16-pixel sensor. Credit: Pointcloud and ORC

Silicon photonics lidar raises 3D imaging performance

Researchers in Southampton, UK and San Francisco have developed a lidar sensor that could pave the way for low-cost, high-performance 3D imaging

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