Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Kinect-based object reconstruction
by Price, Andrew R., M.S., The University of Alabama, 2012, 40; 1534167
Abstract (Summary)

The Microsoft Kinect has recently grown to prominence as a widely used 3D sensor for both academics and hobbyists alike. This thesis presents a Kinect-oriented framework for reproducing physical objects using open or closed source software, GPU-accelerated hardware, and a 3D printer. Specifics of data capture, surface reconstruction, and manufacture are discussed, along with examples of reproducing mechanical and biological models. Finally, future systematic improvements and additional application areas are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ricks, Kenneth G.
Commitee: Anderson, Monica D., Jackson, Jeff
School: The University of Alabama
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
School Location: United States -- Alabama
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer Engineering, Robotics, Computer science
Keywords: Cuda, Kinect, Makerbot, Point cloud, Solidworks, Three-d printing
Publication Number: 1534167
ISBN: 9781267931856
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