Thursday, June 2, 2011
This video shows an important step towards making 3D video conferencing work. The point cloud compression system uses Octomap and can detect spacial changes in real-time which allows only changes to be sent between key frames.
However, there will probably need to be additional work done to support compression of streaming 3D data from moving robots. Most likely the compression system will need to integrate with the localization system to achieve disambiguation between static points, changes in the known environment over time and new data available that becomes available as there are changes in visibility.