It’s time to start 3D scanning the world

January 11, 2012

3D scanning (credit: MatterPort)

Imagine if a robot could promptly recognize any object in a home or office or factory.

That’s a goal of a large hacker community formed around the Kinect sensor, and startups like MatterPort are enabling quick 3D rendering of objects just by taking images with the Kinect at a few angles, IEEE Spectrum Automaton reports.