Professor Denis Laurendeau, from the Electric Engineering and Computer Engineering Department, Universite Laval, Quebec City, and his team have launched the NSERC/Creaform Industrial Research Chair on 3D Scanning: CREATION-3D—an effort to “democratize” the tridimensional scanning process.
“Our goal is to develop innovative applications and user-friendly tools that will meet the users’ needs and the requirements of the future generations of 3D digital sensors,” said Laurendeau.
The developers in this group consist of eight master’s and six doctorate level last-year graduate students, three postdoctoral research scientists and one research professional.
The 3D-CREATION Chair will focus its work on three major lines of investigation: intelligent multisensory data acquisition, modeling and recognition (geometry, appearance, movement, behavior) and visualization and action (of web applications, for instance).
“With this new research chair, our scientists will be able to strengthen their links with other experts, while creating an international hub for knowledge exchange and transfer of expertise and 3D scanning technologies,” said rector Denis Brière.
With a total budget of $2.7 million over five years, this research project was made possible thanks to the granting of an IRC and financial support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, under the Collaborative Research and Development Grants (CRD) program. Financial contribution from both Creaform and Université Laval are also accounted for in the budget.