Identification of Space Curves from Two-Dimensional Perspective Views
Watson, Layne T.
Shapiro, Linda G.
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This paper describes a new method to be used in the recognition of three-dimensional objects with curved surfaces from two-dimensional perspective views. The method requires for each three-dimensinal object a stored model consisting of a closed space curve representing some characteristic connected curved edges of the object. The input is a two-dimensional perspective projection of one of the stored models represented by an ordered sequence of points. The input is converted to a spline representation which is sampled at equal intervals to derive a curvature function. The Fourier transform of the curvature function is used to represent the shape. The actual matching is reduced to a minimization problem which is handled by the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm .