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Offline arixroboticsTopic starter

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Camera that can measure depth
« on: May 14, 2009, 07:38:30 AM »
Microsoft is going to incorporate this into their Xbox apperently...

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3DV Systems has developed, and successfully launched, a unique video imaging technology capable of capturing the depth dimension of objects in real time. This technology enables sensing motion and recognizing shape within a dynamically defined three-dimensional space.


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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 09:20:42 AM »
It's like having a wii without the wii part . . .

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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 10:15:26 AM »
I don't understand how you can figure out depth using only one camera
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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 10:21:30 AM »
I don't understand how you can figure out depth using only one camera
Close one of your eyes, then tell me how far the nearest window is from where you are sitting. Basically, your mind takes other clues from the surroundings.

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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 09:56:36 AM »
They have an additional sensor for infrared pulses that is measuring time-of-flight via phase differences.
    http://www.3dvsystems.com/technology/tech.html

I believe it's similar to the technology here-
    http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/R317-SR4000-CW.html
but a lot less expensive.
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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 06:02:26 AM »
As hgordon notes, the device measures a light pulse time of flight, i.e. it is an active range measurement system. Admin's comment refers to passive range measurement, which to me is a more interesting topic. Passive is always better than active, it seems to me.

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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2009, 10:09:54 AM »
I bet this camera even works in the dark. You could use something like this to navigate in the dark. I assume they are sending out IR so then you could just use the depth map to help navigate with no light or limited light providing an actual image.

Might even have some detailed mapping applications for robots. To start mapping on a 3D plane instead of 2D. I want one. Where can you buy it :)
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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 05:46:41 AM »
Wow Microsoft has announced the project that uses this camera; Project Natal!!!!

Look at these videos, they are amazing! I really hope these are real videos, not something fake / scripted.

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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 05:58:54 AM »
thats actualy really great!! I am not a video game kind of person, but this is just great!!

if this is real... bravo Microsoft!!
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Re: Camera that can measure depth
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 06:03:20 AM »
if this is real, i am truly wowed!
this is absolutely amazing!
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