Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
1165
Title:
A 3D Immersive Environment for Visualising Robot Sensor Data
Supervisor:
Claude Sammut
Research Area:
Virtual Reality, Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Malcolm Ryan
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS CE BIOM BINF SE
Group Suitable:
No
Industrial:
Pre-requisites:
Knowledge of computer graphics. Networking and compression techniques helpful.
Description:
Our rescue robot has sensors that can create 3D representations of their surroundings. In a rescue, it is helpful for the incident commander to have a graphical visualisation of the data so that he or she can reconstruct the disaster site. The School of Computer Science and Engineering collaborates with the Centre for Interactive CInema, which has a facility (AVIE) that permits users to visualise data in three dimensions using stereo projection onto a 360 degree cylindrical screen. This provides an amazingly realistic immersive environment for visualising all kinds of data.

This project can be approached in two stages. In the first stage, the data from the robot are collected off-line and programs are written to create a 3D reconstruction of the robot's surroundings to be viewed in the visualisation laboratory. In the second stage we have the robot transmit its sensor data to the AVIE computers for display in real-time.

This project requires a good knowledge of computer graphics and will also require the student to learn about sensors such as stereo cameras, laser range finders and other 3D imaging devices. Some knowledge of networking and compression techniques will be useful for the second stage of the project.
Comments:
This project is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems and the Centre for Interactive Cinema
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