Jochen Schmidt

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Robust registration of two 3-D point sets is a common problem in computer vision. The Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm is undoubtedly the most popular algorithm for solving this kind of problem. In this paper, we present the Picky ICP algorithm, which has been created by merging several extensions of the standard ICP algorithm, thus improving its(More)
In this paper we address the problem of using quaternions in unconstrained nonlinear optimization of 3-D rotations. Quaternions representing rotations have four elements but only three degrees of freedom, since they must be of norm one. This constraint has to be taken into account when applying e. g. the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm, a method for(More)
Abstract. This contribution introduces MOBSY, a fully integrated, autonomous mobile service robot system. It acts as an automatic dialogue-based receptionist for visitors to our institute. MOBSY incorporates many techniques from different research areas into one working stand-alone system. The techniques involved range from computer vision over speech(More)
The paper presents an extended hand-eye calibration approach that, in contrast to the standard method, does not require a calibration pattern for determining camera position and orientation. Instead, a structure-from-motion algorithm is applied for obtaining the eye-data that is necessary for computing the unknown hand-eye transformation. Different ways of(More)
This work presents a technique for computing dense disparity maps from a binocular stereo camera system. The methods are applied in an Augmented Reality setting for combining real and virtual worlds with proper occlusions. The proposed stereo correspondence technique is based on area matching and facilitates an efficient strategy by using the concept of a(More)
This paper presents an approach for applying a dual quaternion hand– eye calibration algorithm on an endoscopic surgery robot. Special focus is on robustness, since the error of position and orientation data provided by the robot can be large depending on the movement actually executed. Another inherent problem to all hand–eye calibration methods is that(More)
Loading biomaterials with angiogenic therapeutics has emerged as a promising approach for developing superior biomaterials for engineering bone constructs. In this context, cobalt-releasing materials are of interest as Co is a known angiogenic agent. In this study, we report on cobalt-releasing three-dimensional (3D) scaffolds based on a silicate bioactive(More)