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Three-Dimensional Images For Robot Vision
Author(s): William D McFarland
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Paper Abstract

Robots are attracting increased attention in the industrial productivity crisis. As one significant approach for this nation to maintain technological leadership, the need for robot vision has become critical. The "blind" robot, while occupying an economical niche at present is severely limited and job specific, being only one step up from the numerical controlled machines. To successfully satisfy robot vision requirements a three dimensional representation of a real scene must be provided. Several image acquistion techniques are discussed with more emphasis on the laser radar type instruments. The autonomous vehicle is also discussed as a robot form, and the requirements for these applications are considered. The total computer vision system requirement is reviewed with some discussion of the major techniques in the literature for three dimensional scene analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0442, Robotics and Robot Sensing Systems, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.937934
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William D McFarland, University of Missouri (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0442:
Robotics and Robot Sensing Systems
David P. Casasent; Ernest L. Hall, Editor(s)

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