To show that the Intel RealSense cameras were capable of real-time volume measurement. I designed and built an algorithm that decomposed the problem into two parts, a surface-estimation step and a bounding rectangle step. Then, with basic geometry, was able to build a system that estimated object volume, even with only two visible sides. This was further expanded with a configurable-objective Bin Packing solver that I wrote. The use of this is that most shipping companies (FedEx, USPS, UPS, DHL, etc.) now are limited (and hence charge), by volume not weight.

With the help of Sterling Orsten and Dimitri Diakopoulos, we put together a compelling visual prototype that was shown by Intel’s CEO at IDF 2015 (China).

YouTube video of algorithm

YouTube video of IDF 2015 Demo