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Three-dimensional object recognition based on planar images
Author(s): Dinesh P. Mital; Eam-Khwang Teoh; K. C. Au; E. K. Chng
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development and realization of a robotic vision system for the recognition of 3-dimensional (3-D) objects. The system can recognize a single object from among a group of known regular convex polyhedron objects that is constrained to lie on a calibrated flat platform. The approach adopted comprises a series of image processing operations on a single 2-dimensional (2-D) intensity image to derive an image line drawing. Subsequently, a feature matching technique is employed to determine 2-D spatial correspondences of the image line drawing with the model in the database. Besides its identification ability, the system can also provide important position and orientation information of the recognized object. The system was implemented on an IBM-PC AT machine executing at 8 MHz without the 80287 Maths Co-processor. In our overall performance evaluation based on a 600 recognition cycles test, the system demonstrated an accuracy of above 80% with recognition time well within 10 seconds. The recognition time is, however, indirectly dependent on the number of models in the database. The reliability of the system is also affected by illumination conditions which must be clinically controlled as in any industrial robotic vision system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1713, International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, (18 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138493
Show Author Affiliations
Dinesh P. Mital, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Eam-Khwang Teoh, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
K. C. Au, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
E. K. Chng, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

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International Conference on Manufacturing Automation

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