Title: Real-time 3D measurement system for micro-manipulation

Authors: Kenichi Ohara; Shota Takagi; Masaru Kojima; Mitsuhiro Horade; Kazuto Kamiyama; Yasushi Mae; Tatsuo Arai

Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechatronics Engineering, Meijo University, 305-8568, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 560-8531, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 560-8531, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 560-8531, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 560-8531, Japan ' Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 560-8531, Japan ' Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Intelligent Robot and Systems, Beijing Institute of Technology, 100081, China; The University of Electro-Communications, 182-8585, Japan

Abstract: Construction of an activated three-dimensional (3D) tissue outside the human body is highly desirable, and it is expected that micro-manipulation should be used to construct 3D organisations. In micro-manipulation, it is difficult to obtain depth information, as an object is usually observed using an optical microscope. Thus, empirical techniques that require extensive practice are employed. To overcome this problem, a system that can perform real-time 3D measurements is indispensable. In this study, an improvement in the speed of 3D measurements in a microhabitat is obtained, which would facilitate micro-manipulation and the construction of 3D cellular organisations.

Keywords: GPGPU; general-purpose computing on graphics processing unit; all-in-focus image; AIF; 3D measurement; 3D reconstruction; micro manipulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMA.2018.095519

International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation, 2018 Vol.6 No.4, pp.183 - 189

Available online: 03 Oct 2018 *

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