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Definition Of An Unstructured Scene Using Structured Light Processing
Author(s): C. D. Brown; R. W. Marvel; G. R. Arce; C. S. Ih
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, processing of images of projected structured light is applied to define a 3-D unstructured scene. The structured light, viewed by a stereoscopically located, single video camera, results in an image in which the regional 3-D characteristics of the scene are represented by corresponding distortion of the structure of the projected light. Image points of the structured light can be mapped to the 3-D location of their corresponding scene points. These points can then be processed to yield a planar fit of the region of interest in the scene. An illustrative example is presented. The scene definition capabilities of this method can provide essential input to an autonomous navigation system for an ofd road or planetary exploration vehicle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969752
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C. D. Brown, US Army Combat Systems Test Activity (United States)
R. W. Marvel, US Army Combat Systems Test Activity (United States)
G. R. Arce, University of Delaware (United States)
C. S. Ih, University of Delaware (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1192:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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