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3D data acquisition for indoor environment modeling using a compact active range sensor

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4 Author(s)
Elgazzar, S. ; Inst. for Inf. Technol., Nat. Res. Council of Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada ; Liscano, R. ; Blais, F. ; Miles, A.

This paper investigates modeling indoor environments using a low-cost compact active range camera, known as BIRIS, mounted onto a pan and tilt motor unit. The BIRIS sensor, developed at the National Research Council of Canada, is a rugged small camera with no moving parts. The contributions of this paper are mainly in three areas: it demonstrates the viability of the use of a low-cost range sensor in the domain of indoor environment modeling; it presents the of processing 3-D data to build a virtual environment for navigation and visualization; and, it analyses and outlines the advantages and and limitations encountered when scanning large indoor environments

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Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 1997. IMTC/97. Proceedings. Sensing, Processing, Networking., IEEE  (Volume:1 )

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19-21 May 1997