PCL-SRCS is ready to start! The sprint will cover 3D algorithmic work for surface reconstruction and large scale mapping for PCL. Our developers are:
- Francisco Heredia and Raphael Favier, from Technical University of Eindhoven, working on Kinect Fusion extensions to large scale environments. Francisco and Raphael are long time PCL users and contributors, and we're excited to welcome them to the PCL developers team!
- Fatih Calakli, from Brown University, will be working on advanced surface reconstruction from point cloud data. Fatih is a student of Prof. Gabriel Taubin whose group has made extremely important contributions to surface reconstruction, 3D compression, and object recognition -- to name a few.
- Maksim Lukyanchenko, from National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) Obninsk Institute for Nuclear Power Engineering, will be working on template matching using 2D + 3D from point cloud data. Maksim is a student of Prof. Alexander Velizev, a PCL veteran by now, who has already participated in the GSOC 2011 program with Roman Shapalov and TRCS 2012 with Sergey Ushakov.
We would like to thank all the other candidates for their excellent proposals! We already started following up with each of them individually, as there are many more sprints to come!
[Note: the new blogging page for SRCS will be up within the next few days at http://pointclouds.org/blog/srcs/.]