Thursday, August 17, 2006

Live Motion 3D Video Camera

The other day, Noel Gorelick of Arizona State University and Google Marsgave an amazing demo of images taken with a very cool new 3D live motion video camera that uses LIDAR technology to get a range-finding for every pixel. Advanced Scientific Concepts, the company that built the camera, is so young that they don't have a website up, but here's one of the images:

Imagine how a camera like this could be used to populate Second Life or Google Earth!

The creators of the technology did a Google Tech Talk about the 3D camera. The last 30-40 minutes are better than the beginning, so if it doesn't catch your attention, skip ahead.

Google Tech Talk about 3d camera

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