Urban Robotics Inc. announces the release of their Dense 3D Extraction technology, offering a fully automated, highly scalable solution that produces results rapidly from thousands of photos.
Since 2008, Urban Robotics has been performing fully automated 3D image processing on over a petabyte of data as a standard part of their software pipeline. The technology was recently demonstrated by rapidly generating a massive 2.2B pixel colorized point cloud of Mt St Helens from 128 images. Urban Robotics' approach is unique in its ability to scale across large data sets by using proprietary cloud software running over hundreds of cores.
Dense 3D Extraction and 3D Reconstruction is well suited for applications such as large-scale 3D mapping, contour mapping, watershed analysis, powerline corridor mapping, harvest analysis and pipeline monitoring. Urban Robotics software has been applied to rotary, fixed wing, unmanned (UAV/UAS), vehicular and handheld imagery.
Urban Robotics technology was developed as a commercial solution, but has been primarily deployed in the public sector. The Dense 3D Extraction technology is sensor agnostic, can be applied to massive datasets and is scalable for cloud computing. To date over 14 million images have been processed under demanding conditions. Urban Robotics will expand into the commercial market through a new company, Urban Robotics Commercial Ventures.