Encyclopedia of Biometrics

2009 Edition
| Editors: Stan Z. Li, Anil Jain

ICP Algorithm

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73003-5_360

Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm developed by Besl and Mckay, is a well-known method to align 3D shapes. However ICP requires that every point in one set have a corresponding point on the other set. This cannot be guaranteed in practice. As a result modified ICP algorithms exist in the literature.

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