Yearly Archives: 2014


Workshop on 3D computer vision in the built environment

Last week, we journeyed to Tokyo, Japan, to lead a workshop entitled "3D Computer Vision in the Built Environment." The workshop was held in conjunction with the International Conference on 3D vision (3DV). The workshop featured a number of interesting talks on aspects of 3D computer vision related to civil infrastructure modeling and analysis. Professor [...]

2014 ARIA Symposium

This week, we hosted about two dozen representatives from industry, government, and academia for the first ARIA project symposium held here at Carnegie Mellon.  The Northeastern University team members also came to town, and we all got together for the day long meeting. In the morning, we presented the latest research results on the ARIA [...]

By |December 5th, 2014|Meetings|0 Comments

ARIA featured by the SPIE

This week, the ARIA project was featured in an article we wrote for the SPIE Newsroom. The article provides a short overview of the project, its goals, and our current state of performance (PDF).

By |June 14th, 2014|Media|0 Comments

LOAM paper accepted to RSS

Ji's paper "LOAM: Lidar Odometry and Mapping in Real-time" was accepted to the Robotics Systems and Science conference (RSS).  The RSS conference is one of the most well-respected robotics conference, with an acceptance rate around 8%. Congratulations Ji! Check out his cool video, too.

Scanning the robot city railroad bridge

Last Saturday, we spent the day scanning a small railroad bridge located in "Robot City."  Robot City is located on the site of the LTV Cokeworks, and is in the process of being redeveloped as prime real estate close to downtown. In the meantime, we use it for robot testing. The robot city bridge is [...]

Children inspect their own bridges with laser scanners

The students from one team scan their bridge with the Leica scanner Last weekend, we taught an all day class to 7th-9th grade students from around the Pittsburgh area.  The class is part of CMU's C-MITES program. The students learned about different kinds of bridges, laser scanners and how they work, and how [...]

Futuristic Infrastructure Inspection in Pennsylvania

ARIA is featured in this quarter's Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance (PITA) newsletter.  The PITA program was instrumental in getting funding for the ARIA project under NSF's NRI program.

By |April 11th, 2014|Media|0 Comments

New ARIA Flier and project overview

We've created a flier to briefly describe the ARIA project. Also, we've expanded our About ARIA page to provide a detailed description of the project, its goals and challenges, and our approach to the problem.

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Terrestrial laser scanning the Schenley Bridge

The combined point cloud of the Schenley Bridge. Last year, we used our Faro Focus 3D scanner to take several scans of the Schenley Bridge. Up to now, we have been working with the individual scans, but this week, we registered the scans to create a unified point cloud model. The process was [...]

By |February 28th, 2014|Field Tests|0 Comments