MIT EECS — Texas Instruments Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Drone 4-D Light Field Capture
Frederic P. Durand
Light fields are 4-D datasets that encode all light rays leaving a scene. They enable free viewpoint rendering by computing new views of a scene without the need of geometric models. Current 4-D light field photography generally captures smaller objects–this project extends the idea of light field capture to a much larger scale. By positioning a camera on a drone, we are able to produce light field images of objects as large as entire buildings.
Having taken a few courses in the graphics department, I hope to complete my Masters with a concentration in graphics. In addition, I am a hobbyist photographer. This SuperUROP project provided the perfect intersection of multiple subjects I am interested in outside of academics.