PCL Tutorial at IROS 2011

When: September 25, 2011

Where: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.

Room location: Continental Ballroom 6 at the Hilton Hotel (see floor map)


Short description:

With the advent of new, low-cost hardware such as OpenNI compatible cameras and continued efforts in advanced open source 3D point cloud processing, 3D perception gains more and more importance in robotics, as well as other fields. The workshop attempts to motivate new developers and ideas to delve into this subject by offering a tutorial on point cloud processing using the emerging Point Cloud Library (PCL), which presents an advanced and extensive approach to the subject, as well as providing an overview of existing systems applying these techniques. Our goal is to provide an excellent reference material for students and researchers interested in this subject and take our guests through a complete application demonstration (given live) that combines subjects such as filtering, feature estimation, segmentation, registration, object recognition and finally surface reconstruction. The tutorial will be held using OpenNI compatible sensors, so we encourage the audience to bring theirs so we can follow all the steps together. We're assembling a great list of invited speakers that will talk about the usage of PCL in their work and show impressive demos.


List of speakers:


TimeSession nameTitle/Author
08:30 - 09:00TechnicalSolve basic technical problems. Please show up if you cannot get PCL to run on your laptop.
09:00 - 09:25WelcomeRadu B. Rusu
PCL: Why, How, Who? (presentation, video1, video2)
09:25 - 09:40TechnicalRadu B. Rusu
Introduction. Kinect demos.
09:40 - 10:20TechnicalSuat Gedikli
Filtering. (presentation)
10:20 - 11:00TechnicalNico Blodow
Segmentation. (presentation)
11:00 - 11:40TechnicalMichael Dixon
Keypoints. Feature descriptors. (presentation)
11:40 - 12:10Invited talkNico Blodow & Radu B. Rusu
3D GPGPU programming.
12:10 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 14:00Invited talkJulius Kammerl
Search, change detection, and compression using octrees. (presentation)
14:00 - 14:50TechnicalDirk Holz
Registration. (presentation)
14:50 - 15:40TechnicalAitor Aldoma
Recognition. (presentation)
15:40 - 16:30Technical*
16:30 - 17:00Join Us!...for drinks


Before the tutorial starts, please make sure that:


Source code and data you will need for the tutorial: