Abstract by Anders Evensen
Room-level 3-dimensional scanning
The “Structure Sensor” by Occipital is typical of the low-cost, high-precision 3-d scanning solutions that are becoming commercially available. Such sensors can be utilized with open-source and commercial software to generate millimeter precision scans of small object and surfaces. However, the algorithms utilized in these products do not scale to large objects or spaces. As a result, room-level scanning with such devices is typically limited to centimeter (or worse) level precision. We are investigating the feasibility of modifying/extending existing-open source software for the Structure Sensor to enable millimeter precision scanning of room-size spaces and objects. We believe such a capability would have myriad applications, such as the digital preservation and presentation of significant historical sites and geological formations.