MIT Media Lab researchers use $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan 5-ft-long T. rex skull

MIT Media Lab researchers use $150 Microsoft Kinect to 3D scan 5-ft-long T. rex skull

The Camera Culture group from MIT’s Media Lab has been able to successfully capture a high-res 3D scan of a five-foot-long tyrannosaurus rex skull using a Microsoft Kinect. The MIT group came on board for the project after a team of forensic dentists was unable to capture a digital scan of the large-scale dinosaur skull with its own scanning technology. The project all started last year, when a team of forensic dentists were invited to 3D scan the massive T. rex skull at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. The skull, they noticed, possessed some mysterious holes […]

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