Christian Perwass

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Placing a micro lens array in front of an image sensor transforms a normal camera into a single lens 3D camera, which also allows the user to change the focus and the point of view after a picture has been taken. While the concept of such plenoptic cameras is known since 1908, only recently the increased computing power of low-cost hardware and the advances(More)
A novel formulation for spatial Pythagorean–hodograph (PH) curves, based on the geometric product of vectors from Clifford algebra, is proposed. Compared to the established quaternion representation, in which a hodograph is generated by a continuous sequence of scalings/rotations of a fixed unit vectorˆn , the new representation corresponds to a sequence of(More)
In this article we discuss the 2D-3D pose estimation problem of 3D free-form contours. In our scenario we observe objects of any 3D shape in an image of a calibrated camera. Pose estimation means to estimate the relative position and orientation (containing a rotation R and translation T)ofthe 3D object to the reference camera system. The fusion of modeling(More)
— We have developed a system which integrates the information output from several pose estimation algorithms and from several views of the scene. It is tested in a real setup with a robotic manipulator. It is shown that integrating pose estimates from several algorithms increases the overall performance of the pose estimation accuracy as well as the(More)
In this article we discuss the 2D–3D pose estimation problem of 3D free-form contours. We observe objects of any 3D shape in an image of a calibrated camera. Pose estimation means estimating the relative position and orientation of the 3D object to the reference camera system. While cycloidal curves are derived as orbits of coupled twist transformations, we(More)
In this text we show how points, point pairs, lines, planes, circles, spheres, and rotation, translation and dilation operators and their uncertainty can be evaluated from uncertain data in a unified manner using the Geometric Algebra of conformal space. This extends previous work by Förstner et al. [3] from points, lines and planes to non-linear entities(More)
We present the design of a Clifford algebra co-processor and its implementation on a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). To the best of our knowledge this is the first such design developed. The design is scalable in both the Clifford algebra dimension and the bit width of the numerical factors. Both aspects are only limited by the hardware resources.(More)
In this article we discuss the 2D-3D pose estimation problem of 3D free-form surface models. In our scenario we observe free-form surface models in an image of a calibrated camera. Pose estimation means to estimate the relative position and orientation of the 3D object to the reference camera system. The object itself is modelled as a two-parametric surface(More)