Szymon Rusinkiewicz, David Dobkin, Tim Weyrich, and Benedict Brown explain “virtual archaeologist” software they invented to help streamline the painstaking process of reconstructed ancient wall paintings.
The new technology "has the potential to change the way people do archaeology," according to David Dobkin, the Phillip Y. Goldman '86 Professor in Computer Science and dean of the faculty at Princeton.
This video is based on research reported at the 2008 of the Association of Computing Machinery's annual SIGGRAPH conference, widely considered the premier meeting in the field of computer graphics. The paper was reported on by the Philadelphia Inquirer as well as bloggers at National Geographic and Discovery News.
Video by Michael E. Wood.