A new imaging system produces 3D models of monuments using unmanned aircraft |
25 May 2012
University of Granada researchers have developed a 3D imaging system that scans 3D models of historical buildings using data obtained from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-an aircraft without a human pilot onboard.
This is the first 3D imaging system to combine the use of UAVs, image-based 3D modelling technologies, and virutal representation of models to prooduce a realistic modelling of 3D objects from images.
The endpoint of this project is to obtain a 3D model of a historical building facade - such as a cathedral - without any human intervention and at a lower cost than other technologies currently available (such as 3D scanners).
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Source: Space Daily