Summer job – neural rendering and 3D scene reconstruction  

Background 

VOCA is an AI technology development company providing tools for digitalization, remote control and autonomy, targeting uncontrolled and harsh environments. Located in Norway, VOCA serves an international market. Our team members have extensive experience ranging from technology development within AI, computer vision and machine control to strategy, customer relations and international business development. VOCA is always looking for new ways to improve and therefore would like students to work on making state of the art technologies industry-ready. 

Description 

For the past two years, there have been major progressions in the usage of deep learning for rendering and 3D scene reconstruction. Technologies based on Neural Radiance Field (NeRF) have shown promising results, especially the Block-NeRF project from Waymo. VOCA would therefore like a student to look into this kind of technology and how it can be used with other solutions from VOCA.  

The student will be provided with real-world data gathered by the VOCA solution, and will then attempt to reconstruct the original 3D scenes. The students will get to work on solving a highly applicable industry type problem while using real-world data. The goal is for the student to create an overview of relevant methods and approaches, for then to test and compare them in terms of industrial needs. 

Research questions 

  • Can NeRF-based approaches reach a high enough quality for commercial applications? 
  • What are the main bottlenecks and needs when working with NeRF-based rendering and scene reconstruction? 

Prerequisites  

  • Should have experience with programming. 
  • Should be familiar with basic concepts of AI and have experience from previous AI projects. 

Similar work / Links  

Contact: 

Henrik Brådland, Machine Learning Engineer  

+47 482 35 984, henrik.braadland@voca.no