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2014.06 – 3D point clouds from conventional Smartphones

I was really interested on this new application from my colleagues of the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab of ETH Zurich. They developed an application for smartphone that turns mobile-captured images into 3D point clouds. The user simply moves the phone around the object of interest aiming to maximize the common points between both images and a big enough parallax…

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2014.06 – EU Summer School on 3D techniques for landslide analysis and monitoring

Université Européenne d’Eté (UEE) 2014, N°1 en région Rhône-Alpes 16 au 20 Juin 2014 – Bernin, Grésivaudan (Isère)  This June we had the pleasure to carry out a summer school on 3D techniques (LiDAR and photogrammetry) for landslide analysis and monitoring. We have been sharing a very dynamic course with 30 motivated participants with very different backgrounds: some of them…

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2014.05 – Eurock 2014 Conference

The 2014 ISRM European Rock Mechanics Symposium (EUROCK 2014) was held in Vigo, Spain, on May 27-29, 2014. There, I have presented a research work carried out in collaboration with my colleagues from Univ. Barcelona Manuel Jesus Royan (which I’m currently co-supervising) and prof. Nue Vilaplana (my PhD supervisor during my PhD thesis in Barcelona, almost 5 years ago, time…

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2014.03 – NEW Publication in Computer and Geosciences: 3D discontinuity extraction

Riquelme, A., Abellan, A., Tomás, R., Jaboyedoff, M (2014). A new approach for semi-automatic rock mass joints recognition from 3D point clouds. Computers & Geosciences, 68(0), pp.38–52. DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2014.03.014 Our paper concerning a semi-authomatic methodology for the identification and analysis of flat surfaces outcropping in rocky slopes from 3D point clouds has been finally published in Computer and Geosciences (Riquelme…

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2014.03 – Fieldwork in Argentina

On February this year, thanks to the Swiss National project I’m enroled as a post-doc researcher and leade by Prof. Michel Jaboyedoff (Risk Analysis group, Unil), I had the chance to perform fieldwork research in the Andes and Patagonia (Argentina) in collaboration with my colleagues Dr. Ivanna Penna and Sergio Daicz from Univ. Lausanne. We have there collaborated with the…

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2014.02 – LiDAR Short course for Vertical geology conference 2014

A full-day short course on 3D LiDAR techniques applied to vertical geology was proposed the day before the conference. The participants have assisted to a series of theoretical and practical works related to this innovative discipline with inputs from structural Geology, remote sensing, 3D point clouds, etc. The program, who was leaded by Michel Jaboyedoff and his team at Univ….

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2014.01 – New publication: ESPL state of science (terrestrial LiDAR on rock slopes)

Abellán, A., Oppikofer, T., Jaboyedoff, M., Rosser, N. J., Lim, M. and Lato, M. J. (2014), Terrestrial laser scanning of rock slope instabilities. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3493 This manuscript presents a review on the application of a remote sensing technique (terrestrial laser scanning, TLS) to a rock slope characterization and monitoring. Key insights into the use of TLS…

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2013.11 – End of my 2 years research position (Swiss National Foundation Project)

The 2011-2013 Swiss National Foundation projects Understanding landslide precursory deformation from superficial 3D data FNS 138015 and Characterizing and analyzing 3D temporal slope evolution FNS  144040 (follow up of the previous one) have recently finished. Both projects, which were leaded by Michel Jaboyedoff and I was co-applicant, have allowed me to carried out extensive research for my post-doc. As already…

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