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Automated 3D reconstruction of interiors with multiple scan views
Author(s): Vitor Sequeira; Kia C. Ng; Erik Wolfart; Joao G. M. Goncalves; David C. Hogg
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents two integrated solutions for realistic 3D model acquisition and reconstruction; an early prototype, in the form of a push trolley, and a later prototype in the form of an autonomous robot. The systems encompass all hardware and software required, from laser and video data acquisition, processing and output of texture-mapped 3D models in VRML format, to batteries for power supply and wireless network communications. The autonomous version is also equipped with a mobile platform and other sensors for the purpose of automatic navigation. The applications for such a system range from real estate and tourism (e.g., showing a 3D computer model of a property to a potential buyer or tenant) or as tool for content creation (e.g., creating 3D models of heritage buildings or producing broadcast quality virtual studios). The system can also be used in industrial environments as a reverse engineering tool to update the design of a plant, or as a 3D photo-archive for insurance purposes. The system is Internet compatible: the photo-realistic models can be accessed via the Internet and manipulated interactively in 3D using a common Web browser with a VRML plug-in. Further information and example reconstructed models are available on- line via the RESOLV web-page at http://www.scs.leeds.ac.uk/resolv/.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3641, Videometrics VI, (14 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.333775
Show Author Affiliations
Vitor Sequeira, European Commission/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Kia C. Ng, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Erik Wolfart, European Commission/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Joao G. M. Goncalves, European Commission/Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
David C. Hogg, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3641:
Videometrics VI
Sabry F. El-Hakim; Armin Gruen, Editor(s)

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