Nishchal  Bhandari

Nishchal Bhandari

Scholar Title

MIT EECS — Draper Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Real-time Plane-based Depth Image Completion




John Fisher


The Kinect has encountered widespread use in the areas of 3D mapping and computer vision thanks to its low cost, portability, and depth sensing capability. Unfortunately, its depth sensor has a maximum range of eight meters, and past four meters it tends to be very noisy. As a result, it performs poorly in open areas such as hallways where a large portion of the scene is too far away. This is not a problem if the sensor is being used for close-range collision avoidance, but it can be harmful when it is used to make larger-scale inferences about the surrounding area. The aim of this project is to use the information available in the depth and RGB images to estimate in real-time the missing information in the depth image, providing a more complete picture of what is present in a given scene


Hello! My name is Nishchal Bhandari. I chose my project based on previous UROP work I did in the SLI Lab at CSAIL. I am really excited to work on this project because the nature of it makes it useful for practical applications in mobile robotics. After I complete my project, I hope to have a greater knowledge and understanding of computer vision and image processing

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