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NavVis digitizes Deutsches Museum's shipping section

The Deutsches Museum and the young, Munich-based high-tech company NavVis present a unique digital project: the impressive and extensive section "shipping" has been fully digitized and recorded in 3D for the very first time. Visitors from around the world can now explore the exhibition online. Images, text and audio information turn the photo-realistic 3D world into an interactive experience.

Through the website http://www.deutsches-museum.de/ausstellungen/entdecken/rundgang, friends and fans of the Deutsches Museum can now navigate the ship hall from anywhere in the world for the very first time.

 “PCL was instrumental in allowing us to complete the project” says Dr. Suat Gedikli, Chief Software Architect at Navvis and a PCL veteran developer. “Without it, we would have had to spend enormous additional efforts to recreate all the basic components that we used in our computational pipelines” he added.

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New Ocular Robotics PCL code sprint

Ocular Robotics        Open Perception

Ocular Robotics' range of RobotEye RE0x 3D Scanning LIDAR systems deliver unique capabilities in the ability to direct the attention of the scanned beam to the region of interest of the application at the resolution required by the application down to 0.01 degree increments on a moment by moment basis. Take a mobile robotics application where you may want 3 lines between zero to five degrees about the horizon for obstacle avoidance updated at 5Hz while travelling from one point to the next. When the robot arrives at its destination it may need to paint a wider region in order to interact with an object put 100, 1000, up to a maximum of 3000 lines across an elevation range of -10 degrees to +20 degrees elevation for example to give the point density required for the designated task. In fact RE0x scanners even enable the scanning of user definable rectangular regions anywhere in the 360 degree azimuth by 70 degree elevation range of the RE0x scanners.

Ocular Robotics and Open Perception plan to undertake a Code Sprint aimed at developing a simulator for the RE0x sensors to allow the…


Occipital launches Structure

Structure Sensor

While depth sensors have become very popular since the release of the Kinect, they have been mostly limited to desktop and laptops. On Tuesday Occipital announced Structure, a depth sensor specifically designed for mobile applications. The sensor is compact, has its own battery and fits nicely to an iPad.

A high-level SDK will be provided for iOS, but Structure will be hacker-friendly and opensource drivers for Android and desktop will be available. A new grabber will also be contributed to PCL to connect with the community and enable an easy integration.

You can help make this happen faster by supporting the project on Kickstarter http://kck.st/16BkwuO.

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