Pointclouds from outdoor stereo cameras

source: http://www.pointclouds.org We tested an algorithm, developed by Alex Trevor in the previous HRI code sprint. This algorithm segments points using their normal distribution, this makes it very sensitive to noise. Basically, this algorithm computes a disparity for a stereo pair using its own dense matching method, implemented by Federico Tombari. But I additionally tested it using disparity maps precomputed by HRI. Here…

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PCL-ORCS – code sprint success!

source:  http://pointclouds.org/ Pat Marion, an R&D Engineer at Kitware, has concluded his work on the joint Open Perception – Ocular Robotics code sprint. The goal of the code sprint was to develop a pcl::Grabber driver interface for the  RE0x laser sensors and to develop visualization code capable of real-time display of point cloud data streams acquired by the grabber interface. The pcl::RobotEyeGrabber is a…

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Robot Scout Finds Fires With 3D Thermal Imaging

  Source: IEEE Spectrum We hear about lots of robots that could potentially be used for “search and rescue” or “disaster relief,” because that’s kind of what you say when you’ve made a robot that doesn’t have a commercial or military application but you still need to come up with some task that it might be useful for. It’s much…

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