Surface Model Generation from Range Images of Industrial Environments

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Surface Model Generation from Range Images of Industrial Environments
This paper presents an hybrid segmentation technique that combines both the speed of an edge based approach with the robustness of a surface based approach. It consists of three stages. In the first stage a scan line approximation process extracts the edges contained into the given range image. These edges are later on used to define the positions of seed points. Through the second stage a two steps region growing technique is applied. First a 2D growing process enlarges the original seed points generating bigger regions. Next, each region is fitted to a plane and a cylinder. The one that best fit the given points is selected to represent that region and used during the 3D growing stage. The 3D growing stage is carried out taking into account the approximation error from candidate points to be added to the fitted surface. In this way, each surface is grown until no points can be added according to a user defined threshold. Finally, in the third stage, a post-processing algorithm merge...
Angel Domingo Sappa
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where 3DPVT
Authors Angel Domingo Sappa
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