Researchers at Stanford University have made a data set of 10,000 3D scans of real-world objects freely available for anyone to use. The researchers created the data set by equipping 70 people with consumer-grade 3D scanners and directing them to scan anything they wanted, which resulted in a wide variety of scanned objects, ranging from cars to artillery pieces. These scans will be useful for computer modelling applications that rely on realistic recreations of the real world.
Digitizing 10,000 Real-World Objects
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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