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Underwater 3D scanning using Kinect v2 time of flight camera
Author(s): Atif Anwer; Syed Saad Azhar Ali; Amjad Khan; Fabrice Mériaudeau
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents preliminary results of using commercial time of flight depth camera for 3D scanning of underwater objects. Generating accurate and detailed 3D models of objects in underwater environment is a challenging task. This work presents experimental results of using Microsoft Kinect v2 depth camera for dense depth data acquisition underwater that gives reasonable 3D scanned data but with smaller scanning range. Motivations for this research are the user friendliness and low-cost of the device as compared to multi view stereo cameras or marine-hardened laser scanning solutions and equipment. Preliminary results of underwater point cloud generation and volumetric reconstruction are also presented. The novelty of this work is the utilization of the Kinect depth camera for real-time 3D mesh reconstruction and the main objective is to develop an economical and compact solution for underwater 3D scanning.

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Date Published: 14 May 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10338, Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017, 103380C (14 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2266834
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Atif Anwer, Univ. Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia)
Syed Saad Azhar Ali, Univ. Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia)
Amjad Khan, Univ. Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia)
Fabrice Mériaudeau, Univ. Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10338:
Thirteenth International Conference on Quality Control by Artificial Vision 2017
Hajime Nagahara; Kazunori Umeda; Atsushi Yamashita, Editor(s)

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