Monday, June 02, 2008

Google collecting 3D data for StreetView


The Google car was spotted on the streets of Milan this year. The circles in the image show 2 SICK laser sensors mounted with the rest of the sensor platform.

Sensor 1 is mounted to scan horizontally and sensor 2 is mounted so as to scan vertically.

Dr. Avideh Zakhor had presented her research on using a similar setup to perform 3D modeling of cities at Google in 2006. Wonder if this new sensing platform shown above is based on the research done by Fruh and Zakhor.

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