Bending Invariant Representations for Surfaces

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Bending Invariant Representations for Surfaces
Isometric surfaces share the same geometric structure also known as the `first fundamental form'. For example, all possible bending of a given surface, that include all length preserving deformations without tearing or stretching the surface, are considered to be isometric. We present a method to construct a bending invariant canonical form for such surfaces. This invariant representation is an embedding of the intrinsic geodesic structure of the surface in a finite dimensional Euclidean space, in which geodesic distances are approximated by Euclidean ones. The canonical representation is constructed by first measuring the inter geodesic distances between points on the surfaces. Next, multi-dimensional scaling (MDS) techniques are applied to extract a finite dimensional flat space in which geodesic distances are represented as Euclidean ones. The geodesic distances are measured by the efficient `fast marching on triangulated domains' numerical algorithm. Applying this transf...
Asi Elad (Elbaz), Ron Kimmel
Added 12 Oct 2009
Updated 12 Oct 2009
Type Conference
Year 2001
Where CVPR
Authors Asi Elad (Elbaz), Ron Kimmel
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