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Problems In Three-Dimensional Imaging
Author(s): William D McFarland; Robert W McLaren
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Paper Abstract

The addition of vision or three-dimensional imagery to a robot significantly enhances its capabilities to perform not only well-defined tasks, but new tasks as well -- tasks that could not be done by a "blind" robot. At the next level, the robot would have a capability of acquiring, processing and analyzing a three-dimensional image of a "real" scene. This paper presents several alternate ways that such three-dimensional imagery can be acquired and represented. Some emphasis will be placed on one approach -- the use of laser radar to obtain range data. However, the primary objective in this paper is to identify and discuss the major problems associated with the acquisition and effective use of this type of imagery, especially in robot vision applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939235
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William D McFarland, University of Missouri-Columbia (United States)
Robert W McLaren, University of Missouri-Columbia (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0449:
Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall, Editor(s)

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