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Part description and segmentation using contour, surface, and volumetric primitives
Author(s): Alok Gupta; Ruzena K. Bajcsy
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss the ongoing research on the problem of shape description, and decomposition of complex objects in range images. We propose a paradigm for part description and segmentation by integration of contour, surface, and volumetric primitives. Unlike previous approaches, we use geometric properties derived from both bpundary-based (surface contours and occluding contours), and primitive-based (biquadratc patches and superquadric models) representations to define and recover part-whole relationships, without a priori knowledge about the objects or the object domain. The descriptions thus obtained are independent of position, orientation, scale, domain and domain properties, and are based purely on geometric considerations. We pose the problem of integration in terms of evaluation of the intermediate descriptions and segmentation of the objects in a closed loop process. We present algorithms for superquadric edge detection and apparent contour generation. The criteria for the evaluation of the superquadric models is discussed and examples of real objects supporting our approach are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1260, Sensing and Reconstruction of Three-Dimensional Objects and Scenes, (1 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20020
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Alok Gupta, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ruzena K. Bajcsy, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1260:
Sensing and Reconstruction of Three-Dimensional Objects and Scenes
Bernd Girod, Editor(s)

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