NRC: 3D Technologies

The 3D Visualization Technologies Research Group is part of the National Research Council Institute for Information Technology. They have developed laser scanners that can digitize spaces and objects. (See The Virtual Theater). They have also developed technologies for generating 3D spaces from images/paintings and technologies for searching 3D databases.

The laser scanner has been licensed for various uses. Arius3D is working with universities and museums to scan heritage objects for preservation and communication. They have also licensed it to a company for use on the space shuttle.

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