Describing and Recognizing 3-D Objects Using Surface Properties

  • Ting-Jun Fan

Part of the Springer Series in Perception Engineering book series (SSPERCEPTION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 1-9
  3. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 11-26
  4. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 27-54
  5. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 55-72
  6. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 73-119
  7. Ting-Jun Fan
    Pages 121-126
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 127-142

About this book


Surface properties play a very important role in many perception tasks. Object recognition, navigation, and inspection use surface properties ex­ tensively. Characterizing surfaces at different scales in given data is often the first and possibly the most important step. Most early research in ma­ chine perception relied on only very coarse characterization of surfaces. In the last few years, surface characterization has been receiving due attention. Dr. T. J. Fan is one of the very few researchers who designed and im­ plemented a complete system for object recognition. He studied issues re­ lated to characterization of surfaces in the context of object recognition, and then uses the features thus developed for recognizing objects. He uses a multi-view representation of 3-D objects for recognition, and he devel­ ops techniques for the segmentation of range images to obtain features for recognition. His matching approach also allows him to recognize objects from their partial views in the presence of other occluding objects. The efficacy of his approach is demonstrated in many examples.


Navigation algorithms cognition filtering object recognition perception

Authors and affiliations

  • Ting-Jun Fan
    • 1
  1. 1.IBM T.J. Watson Research CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8787-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4466-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-858X
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