October 2, 2022

AI carpenter can design recreations of furniture from a few photos

AI carpenter can design recreations of furniture from a few photos
AI carpenter can design recreations of furniture from a few photosAI carpenter can design recreations of furniture from a few photos
Wooden stool plans

The algorithm’s reconstruction of a wooden stool

University of Washington

If you’ve ever seen a piece of wooden furniture that you wanted to recreate , you’re in luck.

James Noeckel at the University of Washington in Seattle and his colleagues have created an algorithm that turns photos of wooden objects into a 3D model that is detailed enough for a skilled carpenter to replicate.

A common problem with algorithms designed to reverse engineer a 3D object like a piece of furniture is that if there isn’t enough data, the software will produce a …