Tree Reconstruction using Topology Optimisation

  title={Tree Reconstruction using Topology Optimisation},
  author={Thomas Lowe and Joshua Pinskier},
Generating accurate digital tree models from scanned environments is invaluable for forestry, agricul-ture, and other outdoor industries in tasks such as identifying biomass, fall hazards and traversability, as well as digital applications such as animation and gaming. Existing methods for tree reconstruction rely on feature identification (trunk, crown, etc) to heuristically segment a forest into individual trees and generate a branch structure graph, limiting their application to sparse trees… 

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