3D model-based free-form object recognition - A review

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Purpose - In model-based recognition the 3D models of objects are stored in a model library during an offline phase. During the online recognition phase, a view of the scene is matched with the model library to identify the location and pose of certain library objects in the scene. Aims to focus on the process of 3D modeling and model-based recognition.

Design/methodology/approach - This paper discusses the process of 3D modeling and model-based recognition along with their potential applications in industry with a particular emphasis on robot grasp analysis. The paper also emphasises the main challenges in these areas and give a brief literature review.

Findings - In order to develop an automatic 3D model-based object recognition system it is necessary to automate the process of 3D modeling and recognition. The challenge in automating the 3D modeling process is to develop an automatic correspondence technique. The core of recognition is the representation scheme. Recognition is an online process. Therefore, representation and matching must be very fast in order to facilitate real time recognition.

Practical implications - There are numerous applications of 3D modeling in a variety of areas ranging from the entertainment industry to industrial automation. Some of its applications include computer graphics, virtual reality, medical imaging, reverse engineering, and 3D terrain construction.

Originality/value - Provides information on 3D modeling which constitutes an important part of computer vision or robot vision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-154
Number of pages7
JournalSensor Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2005


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