3D object recognition from range images

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2012
İzciler, Fatih
Recognizing generic objects by single or multi view range images is a contemporary popular problem in 3D object recognition area with developing technology of scanning devices such as laser range scanners. This problem is vital to current and future vision systems performing shape based matching and classification of the objects in an arbitrary scene. Despite improvements on scanners, there are still imperfections on range scans such as holes or unconnected parts on images. This studyobjects at proposing and comparing algorithms that match a range image to complete 3D models in a target database.The study started with a baseline algorithm which usesstatistical representation of 3D shapesbased on 4D geometricfeatures, namely SURFLET-Pair relations.The feature describes the geometrical relationof a surface-point pair and reflects local and the global characteristics of the object. With the desire of generating solution to the problem,another algorithmthat interpretsSURFLET-Pairslike in the baseline algorithm, in which histograms of the features are used,isconsidered. Moreover, two other methods are proposed by applying 2D space filing curves on range images and applying 4D space filling curves on histograms of SURFLET-Pairs. Wavelet transforms are used for filtering purposes in these algorithms. These methods are tried to be compact, robust, independent on a global coordinate frame and descriptive enough to be distinguish queries’ categories.Baseline and proposed algorithms are implemented on a database in which range scans of real objects with imperfections are queries while generic 3D objects from various different categories are target dataset.

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F. İzciler, “3D object recognition from range images,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2012.