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create 3D virtual tour from many tourist pics
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:28:07 AM »
Not exactly robots, but still pretty cool. Basically a large quantity of tourist photos from the web are recombined in software to create a 3D virtual tour.

More info here:
http://phototour.cs.washington.edu/
http://phototour.cs.washington.edu/findingpaths/
http://labs.live.com/photosynth/

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Re: create 3D virtual tour from many tourist pics
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 12:36:32 PM »
An amazing example of recognising a predefined 3d object using 2d pictures. Brilliant  :)

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Re: create 3D virtual tour from many tourist pics
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008, 03:25:31 PM »
wow, now that musta taken a while to program, amazing.

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Re: create 3D virtual tour from many tourist pics
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008, 10:19:48 PM »
Could you couple this with a video navigation system to map a room with nothing but a mobile robot and a web cam? Obviously the robot would not be doing the processing but a standalone computer connected with wifi could download the pictures and auto update the environment around the robot. They are creating a 3d environment so why not add a frame of reference and calculate distance?
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