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Manual object digitizing is a tedious task and can be replaced by 3D scanners which provide an accurate and fast way to digitize solid objects. Since only one view of an object can be captured at once, several views have to be combined in order to obtain a description of the complete surface. In this paper a digitizing system is proposed which captures and(More)
Applications such as object digitizing, object recognition and object inspection need efficient surface matching algorithms. Several variants of an iterative closest point (ICP) matching algorithm have been proposed for such tasks. This paper proposes and analyzes a multi-feature ICP matching algorithm that includes the surface color and the surface(More)
This paper considers the matching of 3D objects by a geometric approach based on the iterative closest point algorithm (ICP), which, starting from an initial configuration of two rigid objects, iteratively finds their best correspondence. The algorithm does not converge always to the best solution. It can be trapped in a local minimum and miss the optimum(More)
This paper proposes range imaging as a means to improve object registration in an augmented reality environment. The addressed problem deals with virtual world construction from complex scenes using object models. During reconstruction, the scene view is augmented by superimposing virtual object representations from a model database. The main difficulty(More)
For modeling 3D objects, the object geometry is often not sufficient. Better appearance can be obtained by texture mapping which efficiently combines good appearance resolution with small geometric complexity. This paper presents a way to create such texture mapped 3D models of free-form objects, by integrating textured views obtained from range images. The(More)
This paper investigates the recognition performance of a geometric matching approach to the recognition of free-form objects obtained from range images. The heart of this approach is a closest point matching algorithm which, starting from an initial configuration of two rigid objects, iteratively finds their best correspondence. While the effective(More)
This paper deals with the problem of capturing the color information of physical 3D objects thanks to a class of digitizers providing color and range data, like range finders based on structured lighting. It appears typically in a modeling procedure that aims at building a realistic virtual 3D model. The color data delivered by such scanners basically(More)
This paper investigates a new approach to the recognition of 3D objects of arbitrary shape. The proposed solution follows the principle of model-based recognition using geometric 3D models and geometric matching. It is an alternative to the classical segmentation and primitive extraction approach and provides a perspective to escape its difficulties to deal(More)
An investigation of the structures and chemistry of substituted hexamethyl disiloxanes ((XCH2)3Si)2O; X=F, Cl, Br, I, N3 , and ONO2) is reported. New synthetic routes to the precursor hexakis(chloromethyl)disiloxane are presented. The products with X=Cl, Br, I, and N3 were characterized by NMR, IR, and Raman spectroscopy. In addition, the single-crystal(More)