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 [...]
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 [...]
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).
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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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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 [...]