Toward Real-Time Mapping & Reconstruction

Modern archeologists have been able to survey larger structures more precisely using remote sensing and photogrammetry. More recently, researchers demonstrate applications of multi view stereo with networked embedded cameras to track geological disturbances. In scenarios where visibility comes with high cost or saftey risk, the ability to quickly render high-fidelity reconstructions for offline analysis & review can be a powerful tool. Advances in techniques like multi-view stereo and structure from motion have reduced the cost by alleviating dependence on more expensive sensors like lidar....

 · 4 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin

Adding Vision to the Turtlebot3

Turtlebot open-sourced designs for many low-cost, personal robot kits and the Burger is a great platform to learn ROS and mobile robotics. The documentation progresses from setup to more advanced robot behavior including SLAM, navigation, autonomous driving and more! Our Build Since the turtlebot3 burger kit doesn’t include a camera, we added the OAK-FFC-3P camera made by Luxonis with a 100 degree Arducam to our build. This device includes deep learning accelerators on the camera so we can reduce the compute needs on the raspberry pi host....

 · 2 min · Terry Rodriguez & Salma Mayorquin