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The Outline Corner Filter
Author(s): C A Malcolm
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Paper Abstract

The outline corner filter is a very fast 2-D outline data compression algorithm. Input to the algorithm is a chain-coded outline, or connected sequence of points; output are the co-ordinates of the vertices of an approximating polygon. The style and accuracy of the approximation are controlled by parameters, and are widely variable. The accuracy is contained within defined limits, which is important for robot grasping. The algorithm has been carefully optimised to run very rapidly in a cheap microprocessor. To that end, it uses no multiplication or division, and contains no iterated loops.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 February 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0449, Intelligent Robots: 3rd Intl Conf on Robot Vision and Sensory Controls, (16 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939248
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C A Malcolm, Edinburgh University (United Kingdom)


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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