High Throughput 3D Digitization of Pinned Insect Collections

Event Sponsor: 
Mathmatics and Computer Science Division Seminar - LANS
Start Date: 
Jun 6 2018 - 10:30am
Building 240/Room 4301
Argonne National Laboratory
Nicola Ferrier
Speaker(s) Title: 
Argonne National Laboratory, MCS

This talk will describe the design and prototyping of hardware and software to address the problem of rapid and reliable 3D digitization of very large collections of pinned insects. Using the collection at the Field Museum of Natural History as a use case, a pipeline to ingest of the entire collection of 4.5 million specimens in circa 1-2 years imposes a few second limit on average processing time per specimen. I will outline the design and implementation of multi-camera systems capable of rapidly capturing light field imagery for 3D reconstruction of label surfaces and specimen in single snapshots consistent with this time constraint. With imagery captured using these prototype multi-cameras I will describe methods under development for 3D reconstruction of pinned insect specimens and for automatic processing of text on label surfaces. This work has been performed as an LDRD project with Mark Hereld (MCS) and various summer research interns.

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