Blog post by PhD Student Xida Chen. Originally posted on Wiring the Abyss 2014 Expedition portal.
The underwater 3D reconstruction has been a popular topic in computer vision research community for the last decade and it still remains a challenging problem. The Computing Science laboratory at the University of Alberta (Dr. Herb Yang’s Lab) has been a long-time partner of Ocean Networks Canada in improving the 3D camera technology in the ocean. The first 3D camera array (dubbed Grasshopper) was deployed at the Folger site of the NEPTUNE Observatory in 2011. A collaboration between laboratories of Drs. Sally Leys (Biology, University of Alberta)...Read more