Frank P. Ferrie

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Passively accepting measurements of the world is not enough, as the data we obtain is always incomplete, and the inferences made from it uncertain to a degree which is often unacceptable. If we are to build machines that operate autonomously they will always be faced with this dilemma, and can only be successful if they play a much more active role. This(More)
This paper presents a literature survey of automatic 3D surface registration techniques emphasizing the mathematical and algorithmic underpinnings of the subject. The relevance of surface registration to medical imaging is that there is much useful anatomical information in the form of collected surface points which originate from complimentary modalities(More)
Image-guided surgery (IGS) is a technique for localizing anatomical structures on the basis of volumetric image data and for determining the optimal surgical path to reach these structures, by the means of a localization device, or probe, whose position is tracked over time. The usefulness of this technology hinges on the accuracy of the transformation(More)
This paper describes an algorithm for recognizing known objects in an unstructured environment (e.g. landmarks) from measurements acquired with a single monochrome television camera mounted on a mobile observer. The approach is based on the concept of an entropy map, which is used to guide the mobile observer along an optimal trajectory that minimizes the(More)
We present an automatic mutual information (MI) registration method for mobile LiDAR and panoramas collected from a driving vehicle. The suitability of MI for registration of aerial LiDAR and aerial oblique images has been demonstrated in [17], under an assumption that minimization of joint entropy (JE) is a sufficient approximation of maximization of MI.(More)