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High-Tech Lidar: The Future Looks Fly

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Advanced lidar technology is poised to be at the center of a revolution in skyward autonomous mobility involving robotic passenger drones, personal helicopters, and flying vehicles.

VALERIE C. COFFEY, SCIENCE WRITER

Over 50 years ago, light detection and ranging technology (lidar) found its earliest applications in military targeting and meteorology research, and famously, in mapping the surface of the moon in 1971. But the development of lidar for widespread commercial use is relatively new. Only in the past...Read full article

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