Tag: LIDAR

Learning for life

Posted by on February 27, 2017

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Missouri S&T doctoral student Ken Boyko isn’t exactly slowing down during his”retirement.”

At 65, Boyko is preparing to complete a Ph.D. in geological engineering, perhaps as soon as this fall. His research focuses on how LIDAR (light detection and ranging) scanners can be used to “see through” vegetation that might otherwise prevent detection of potential falling rock. The research could enhance safety along highways and bridges and also involved a project for the U.S. Navy, which wants to use the technology as a navigational aid for self-driving off-road vehicles.

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Robot provides 3-D images of dangerous locations

Posted by on February 19, 2010

Soldiers and first responders may soon have a better way to evaluate the interior of dangerous structures, thanks to a joint project between Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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