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StereoscopyNews Issue #389


Issue #389
28 Feb 2016

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Starship Robots Use 3D Vision To Deliver Falafel and Lamb Cutlets in London

An autonomous robot developed by Starship Technologies (London, UK) has successfully delivered takeout, the first time such a task has been completed by a robot. In November 2016, a Starship Delivery Robot made its first delivery in Redwood City, CA,USA. The local bakery, Cafe La Tartine used a Starship Robot to deliver 15 chocolate cookies to a house in the local neighbourhood. This week,UK food delivery service Just Eat sent the robot to Turkish restaurant Taksim Meze in London to pick up an order of falafel and lamb cutlets. The food then made its way back to the customer in the robot's locked compartment.

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Create 3D Depth Maps with DMAG11b - Improve Them With DMAG4

depth map is a black-and-white image that contains information relating to the distance of the surfaces of scene objects from a viewpoint. Dark pixels means the objet is far away, bright pixels means the object is close (or vice-versa). To convert a 2D image into any 3D stereoscopic format, you have to create a good depth map first. So, Depth Maps quality is key to good 2D-to-3D conversion. Ugo Capeto in a researcher devoting his life to improve the process.

Quick overview of the problem and some of the solutions Ugo developed here under.


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1900-1910 3D Stereograms Exhibited at the California Museum of Photography

The California Museum of Photography (CMP) at the University of California, Riverside presents “Michael Lesy: Looking Backward,” a new exhibition of 3D stereoscopic photographs and technology that presents a portrait of the world at the beginning of the 20th century. The exhibition opens March 11, 2017 and continues through July 15, 2017.

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San Francisco Earthquake, 1906, Keystone-Mast Collection

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Qualcomm Announces VR Toolkit for Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm wants to be at the heart of VR with the Snapdragon 835 processor. The recently announced Snapdragon 835 mobile platform VR development kit will give developers early access to a VR head mounted display (also known as an HMD) with the Snapdragon 835 inside it. This virtual reality development kit (VRDK) is supported by an upgraded VR software development kit that works with the head mounted display.

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3DPRK The Stereoscopic Photo Report about North Korea

Matjaž Tančič is born in Yugoslavia; he is living in China; and now, he is back from a stereoscopic 3D photographic portraiture project with North Korean Koryo Studio. His interest is not on architecture, or any other officially suggested topic, but on people... Look for your Red/Cyan glasses in that bottow drawer and check his production here under.

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Digital Stereoscopy is written by Benoit Michel, StereoscopyNews editor. Digital Stereoscopy is the 350-page bible of modern 3D technologies in which students, amateur moviemakers, and professional stereographers will find a clear description of all facets of the stereoscopic business as well as detailed information on the 3D-image production, distribution, and presentation workflow.

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StereoscopyNews is edited by Benoit Michel, a Belgian new  technologies consultant. Follow him on, on FaceBook, or on Twitter.

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