R&D of versatile 3D vision system VVV

Fumiaki Tomita, Takashi Yoshimi, Toshio Ueshiba, Yoshihiro Kawai, Yasushi Sumi, Toshio Matsushita, Naoyuki Ichimura, Kazuhide Sugimoto, Yutaka Ishiyama

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We are developing an advanced 3D vision system VVV (Versatile Volumetric Vision) which can be used for many purposes in many fields; robotics, medical and welfare, CAD, VR, etc. The basic processes of 3D vision are range sensing of a 3D scene, describing 3D shape of objects in the scene, and recognizing the 3D position and orientation of objects by matching with object models. Also, Moving objects can be tracked by repeating these processes. For the system to be versatile, it consistently executes these processes and makes no assumption on objects; objects may be any size, any shape (figures, polyhedra to free forms), covered with textured or glossy surfaces, at any position, in any direction, together with other objects, and partially occluded by them. The basic technical approach is structural analysis and partial pattern matching. And, the basic policy of development is to separate `functions' which are common to all tasks and `knowledges' which are specific to each task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4510-4516
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 5) - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1998 Oct 111998 Oct 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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