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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Watching Crime Scenes in 3D
In "Courtrooms could host virtual crime scenes," New Scientist writes about a software called Instant Scene Modeler (iSM), which can build an interactive 3D model from a few hundred frames of a scene shot by a dual-head camera developed by MD Robotics.

Users, who can be lawyers, judges, jurors or detectives, can zoom on any object in the 3D model. Other usages of this gun-shaped camera and its associated software include remote explorations of mines, or even other planets such as Mars. The software works by identifying common features in the sequence of images taken by the special camera.

And it has already been used to pilot Aibo, Sony's robotic dog. This overview contains more details and references including a picture of this gun-shaped camera (no pun intended).
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 7:34 AM Comments (0)
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