Special Issue "3D and Multimodal Image Acquisition Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
Interests: 3D sensors; spectral and multimodal image acquisition; high-resolution surface and shape measuring methods; projection systems; optics; THz systems; machine learning
3d and multimodal imaging comprises the acquisition of a scene simultaneously with a 3d sensor system and cameras at different spectral ranges giving a variety of image modalities. Multimodal imaging refers to the simultaneous production of signals for more than one imaging technique. As a result, the object is described by its spatial 3d coordinates (point clouds), its temporal behavior, and, in addition, by further image modalities (for example, thermal image, multi-spectral image, and polarization image). This type of imaging is gaining more and more importance in a variety of applications. This includes, for example, applications in medicine, such as cancer detection and surgical robotics, medical diagnostics, e.g., contactless heart rate monitoring, biomedical application, precision agriculture, e.g., recognition of fruits and their automatic harvest, for autonomous systems (for fast object recognition), in forestry, robotics, optical sorting or food industry, to name but a few.
This is supported by the dynamic development of 3d sensors as well as cameras in different spectral ranges. In addition to camera systems in the visual and near-infrared range, this includes in particular cameras in the short-wave infrared (SWIR), thermal (FIR), and multispectral up to polarization cameras.
The rapid increase in the number of application areas requires the development of real-time 3d and multimodal image acquisition techniques. This enables direct process feedback or control of autonomous systems. Besides the actual system development, this includes, e.g., multi-camera arrangements, multi-aperture systems, new methods of system calibration up to data evaluation to enable a pixel-accurate superimposition of the image information. Furthermore, the data evaluation of multimodal image data streams (e.g., by means of CNN's) or derivation of novel segmentation methods for an adapted image data reduction plays an important role.
We are looking forward to contributions in which technical, methodological, and algorithmic approaches are presented that may contribute to the future development of 3d and multimodal imaging techniques. This is not limited to special application areas.
Prof. Dr. Gunther Notni
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- real-time 3d sensors
- multimodal imaging systems
- multispectral cameras
- polarization cameras
- multi-aperture cameras
- multimodal imaging systems for medicine, biomedical application, human–machine interaction, agriculture, forestry, production, robotics, and more
- calibration techniques of multimodal imaging techniques
- data analysis in multimodal imaging
- deep learning/CNN´s in multimodal imaging