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Active 3D reconstruction

An overview of the active 3D reconstruction method. Presented by Professor Tony Pridmore.

The previous video outlined a process that was used to make 3D surface models of plant canopies using multiple view reconstruction and a range of image analysis techniques.

In this follow-up video we see how that process can be refined further so that those same techniques are actually used to guide the image aquisition process itself.

As before, a starter set of images from multiple views are taken of the plant. Then, using a combination of robotics and image analysis techniques, the method identifies what further camera position are needed to maximise surface coverage, as well as which of the initial images can be omitted when constructing the final model.

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Introduction to Image Analysis for Plant Phenotyping

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