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Remote Sens. 2016, 8(10), 858; doi:10.3390/rs8100858

A Shape-Adjusted Tridimensional Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Artifacts Using a Miniature Quadrotor

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Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, ISM, Inst Movement Sci, Marseille 13009, France
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UMR 3495 Modèles et simulations pour l’Architecture et le Patrimoine (MAP), CNRS, French Ministry of Culture and Communication (MCC), Marseille 13009, France
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Academic Editors: Rosa Lasaponara, Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz and Prasad S. Thenkabail
Received: 28 July 2016 / Revised: 28 September 2016 / Accepted: 12 October 2016 / Published: 20 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Remote Sensing for Cultural Heritage)
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Abstract

The innovative automated 3D modeling procedure presented here was used to reconstruct a Cultural Heritage (CH) object by means of an unmanned aerial vehicle. Using a motion capture system, a small low-cost quadrotor equipped with a miniature low-resolution Raspberry Pi camera module was accurately controlled in the closed loop mode and made to follow a trajectory around the artifact. A two-stage process ensured the accuracy of the 3D reconstruction process. The images taken during the first circular trajectory were used to draw the artifact’s shape. The second trajectory was smartly and autonomously adjusted to match the artifact’s shape, then it provides new pictures taken close to the artifact and, thus, greatly improves the final 3D reconstruction in terms of the completeness, accuracy and quickness, in particular where the artifact’s shape is complex. The results obtained here using close-range photogrammetric methods show that the process of automated 3D model reconstruction based on a robotized quadrotor using a motion capture system is a realistic approach, which could provide a suitable new digital conservation tool in the cultural heritage field. View Full-Text
Keywords: automated 3D reconstruction; miniature unmanned aerial vehicle; cultural heritage; low-resolution Raspberry Pi camera automated 3D reconstruction; miniature unmanned aerial vehicle; cultural heritage; low-resolution Raspberry Pi camera
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Louiset, T.; Pamart, A.; Gattet, E.; Raharijaona, T.; De Luca, L.; Ruffier, F. A Shape-Adjusted Tridimensional Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Artifacts Using a Miniature Quadrotor. Remote Sens. 2016, 8, 858.

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