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— In this paper, we present a novel approach for identifying objects using touch sensors installed in the finger tips of a manipulation robot. Our approach operates on low-resolution intensity images that are obtained when the robot grasps an object. We apply a bag-of-words approach for object identification. By means of unsupervised clustering on training(More)
Global fiber reconstruction aims at providing a consistent view of the fiber architecture in the whole volume of cerebral white matter on the basis of diffusion-sensitized magnetic resonance imaging. A new realization of this principle is presented. The method utilizes data acquired with high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI), a measurement(More)
This paper presents a new class of matrix valued kernels that are ideally suited to learn vector valued equivariant functions. Matrix valued kernels are a natural generalization of the common notion of a kernel. We set the theoretical foundations of so called equivariant matrix valued kernels. We work out several properties of equivariant kernels, we give(More)
As it provides the only method for mapping white matter fibers in vivo, diffusion MRI tractography is gaining importance in clinical and neuroscience research. However, despite the increasing availability of different diffusion models and tractography algorithms, it remains unclear how to select the optimal fiber reconstruction method, given certain imaging(More)
The Network of Excellence AIM@SHAPE organized SHREC, the 3D Shape Retrieval Contest for the first time in 2006. The general objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of 3D-shape retrieval algorithms. There was only one track, the retrieval of polygonal models that are not necessarily watertight (polygon soups), and there were eight participants. For more(More)
MR-Encephalography (MREG) is a technique that allows real time observation of functional changes in the brain that appears within 100 msec. The high sampling rate is achieved at the cost of some spatial resolution. The article describes a novel imaging method for fast three-dimensional-MR-encephalography whole brain coverage based on rosette trajectories(More)
In this paper, we present a novel approach for a trainable rotation invariant detection of complex structures in 3D microscopic multichannel data using a nonlinear filter approach. The basic idea of our approach is to compute local features in a window around each 3D position and map these features by means of a nonlinear mapping onto new local harmonic(More)
The accurate and reliable estimation of fiber orientation distributions, based on diffusion-sensitized magnetic resonance images is a major prerequisite for tractography algorithms or any other derived statistical analysis. In this work, we formulate the principle of fiber continuity (FC), which is based on the simple observation that the imaging of fibrous(More)
It is well known that linear filters are not powerful enough for many low-level image processing tasks. However, it is also very difficult to design robust nonlinear filters that respond exclusively to features of interest and that are, at the same time, equivariant with respect to translation and rotation. This paper proposes a new class of(More)
We present a method for densely computing local rotation invariant image descriptors in volumetric images. The descriptors are based on a transformation to the harmonic domain, which we compute very efficiently via differential operators. We show that this fast voxelwise computation is restricted to a family of basis functions that have certain differential(More)