A dresser at a friend’s house or a desk in a store has hit you in the? You may soon be able to reproduce it identically with a simple smartphone. A team of researchers from the universities of Washington, United States, and Shandong, China, have developed an algorithm capable of achievable with planks of and some screws. Most of the algorithms designed so far had a and generated models that were not practically feasible.
To take into account manufacturing constraints, the new algorithm ” analyzes the geometry and the initial positions of the parts in the assembled object, then progressively detects the assembly constraints [les connexions entre les pièces, ndlr] », Describe the authors in their article published on the platform . « The images of each plane are then rectified to obtain a precise outline of each part and the contacts between them ».
To test their algorithm, the researchers took photos of different pieces of furniture, such as a bookcase, table, or nightstand. They managed to generate in less than 10 minutes a 3D model showing the configuration of the cabinet, including its different components and how to assemble them. Researchers hope to soon create an application to download to his phone. And if you don’t have the DIY spirit, call a!