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Three-Dimensional Object Recognition Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444897978

Three-Dimensional Object Recognition Systems, Volume 1

1st Edition

Editors: Anil Jain P.J. Flynn
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444897978
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 5th May 1993
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Table of Contents

Contributors. 3-D object recognition: Inspirations and lessons from biological vision. Range sensing for computer vision. Feature extraction for 3-D model building and object recognition. Three-dimensional surface reconstruction: Theory and implementation. CAD-based object recognition in range images using pre-compiled strategy trees. Active 3-D object models. Image prediction for computer vision. Tools for 3-D object location from geometrical features by monocular vision. Part-based modeling and qualitative recognition. Appearance-based vision and the automatic generation of object recognition programs. Recognizing 3-D objects using constrained search. Recognition of superquadric models in dense range data. Recognition by alignment. Representations and algorithms for 3-D curved object recognition. Structural indexing: efficient three dimensional object recognition. Building a 3-D world model for outdoor scenes from multiple sensor data. Understanding object configurations. Modal descriptions for modeling, recognition, and tracking. Function-based generic recognition for multiple object categories.


The design and construction of three-dimensional [3-D] object recognition systems has long occupied the attention of many computer vision researchers. The variety of systems that have been developed for this task is evidence both of its strong appeal to researchers and its applicability to modern manufacturing, industrial, military, and consumer environments. 3-D object recognition is of interest to scientists and engineers in several different disciplines due to both a desire to endow computers with robust visual capabilities, and the wide applications which would benefit from mature and robust vision systems. However, 3-D object recognition is a very complex problem, and few systems have been developed for actual production use; most existing systems have been developed for experimental use by researchers only. This edited collection of papers summarizes the state of the art in 3-D object recognition using examples of existing 3-D systems developed by leading researchers in the field. While most chapters describe a complete object recognition system, chapters on biological vision, sensing, and early processing are also included. The volume will serve as a valuable reference source for readers who are involved in implementing model-based object recognition systems, stimulating the cross-fertilisation of ideas in the various domains.

The variety of topics on Image Communication is so broad that no one can be a specialist in all the topics, and the whole area is beyond the scope of a single volume, while the requirement of up to date information is ever increasing. This new closed-end book series is intended both as a comprehensive reference for those already active in the area of Image Communication, as well as providing newcomers with a foothold for commencing research. Each volume will comprise a state of the art work on the editor's/author's area of expertise, containing information until now scattered in many journals and proceedings.


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About the Editors

Anil Jain

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

P.J. Flynn

Affiliations and Expertise

Pullman, WA, USA