This IPRO is a follow up of the Fall 2021 IPRO, and the focus of this IPRO is on developing digital twins of the IIT campus. Students will utilize iPads equipped with low-cost Lidar sensors to create the digital twins of the campus. Students from different disciplines, ranging from architecture, engineering, computer science and engineering will deploy different software packages, including but not limited to AutoDesk ReCap, AutoDesk Revit, Blender, Cloud Compare, Rhino, and Open3D package in Python to construct points cloud data in a 3D map space for campus buildings. This IPRO will focus on creating, collecting, and combining the 3D data which will form the foundational layer of the digital twin. Your team will be responsible for parts of the following tasks:
Depending on the interests, further data layers such as telecommunication network data, building information data, Wi-Fi data, and material properties data could be added to the digital twins. The digital twin will also explore visualization capabilities of this virtual IIT model through apps on smartphones and software on computers.
The instructors will provide guidance on how to work through the steps of problem-solving from the perspective of different disciplines. Teams will also need to identify stakeholders that would benefit from potential solutions.
Interested students can review the IPRO 2021 YouTube Channel: