[robotics-worldwide] [software] VPL: A View Planning Library for Automated 3D Reconstruction

ivasquez ivasquez at inaoep.mx
Tue May 9 10:52:32 PDT 2017

Dear Colleagues,

We present VPL, a view planning library for 3d object reconstruction or 


VPL(The acronym of view planning library) provides a framework to 
develop view planning algorithms and perform comparisons quickly. VPL is 
written in C++ and it is based on a set of well known libraries: octomap 
and MRPT. VPL provides the data structures to represent the space, 
provides visibility algorithms, implements several view planning 
algorithms reported in the literature and provides flexibility to link 
with range sensor simulators and motion planning algorithms. VPL was 
developed under New BSD license.

A ROS compatible version is being prepared and it will be released soon. 
It is our hope that our library will be useful to others and we invite 
to researchers and developers to contribute their own

J. Irving Vasquez

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