3D model generation of cattle using multiple depth-maps for ICT agriculture

Naoto Maki, Shohei Nakamura, Shigeru Takano, Yoshihiro Okada

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Abstract

This paper proposes new system that generates 3D models of cattle from their multiple depth-maps for estimating their BCS (body condition scores). Various works of the agriculture are almost tedious and the use of advanced ICT is possible to improve such works. Currently, the authors have been studying such an ICT agriculture research whose targets are beef cattle. The goal of this study is to capture 3D shape information of cattle accurately for the estimation of their BCS. BCS are important data for checking whether cattle grow appropriately. However, it is very difficult to capture such information even using a commercial 3D scanner because cattle are animals and always moving. Then, the authors propose the use of multiple depth-maps of a cow simultaneously captured by multiple Kinect sensors at a different viewpoint to generate its 3D model. The problems in this case are the calibration of Kinect sensors and the synchronization of their depth-maps capturing. This paper describes how the authors solve these problems, and it shows several results of actually obtained 3D models of cattle using the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2017
EditorsLeonard Barolli, Olivier Terzo
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages768-777
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319615653
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Event11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2017 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Jul 10 2017Jul 12 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume611
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

Other11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2017
CountryItaly
CityTorino
Period7/10/177/12/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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Maki, N., Nakamura, S., Takano, S., & Okada, Y. (2018). 3D model generation of cattle using multiple depth-maps for ICT agriculture. In L. Barolli, & O. Terzo (Eds.), Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems, CISIS 2017 (pp. 768-777). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 611). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61566-0_72