AI carpenter can design recreations of furniture from a few photos

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Technology 29 July 2021

By Krista Charles

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 yourself, you’re in luck.

James Noeckel at the University of Washington 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 low-detail …

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