Markus Rilk

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This paper proposes an efficient pairwise surface matching approach for the automatic assembly of 3d fragments or industrial components. The method rapidly scans through the space of all possible solutions by a special kind of random sample consensus (RANSAC) scheme. By using surface normals and optionally simple features like surface curvatures , we can(More)
Manual segmentation of computed tomography (CT) datasets was performed for robot-assisted endoscope movement during functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). Segmented 3D models are needed for the robots' workspace definition. A total of 50 preselected CT datasets were each segmented in 150-200 coronal slices with 24 landmarks being set. Three different(More)
Segmentation of medical image data is getting more and more important over the last years. The results are used for diagnosis, surgical planning or workspace definition of robot-assisted systems. The purpose of this paper is to find out whether manual or semi-automatic segmentation is adequate for ENT surgical workflow or whether fully automatic(More)
In this video we show our current prototype for robot assisted endoscopy. The system requires only few and simple instructions from the surgeon, in order to guide the endoscope in an intelligent, autonomous, and safe way: The surgeon tells what to do and the robot decides how to carry out the task by choosing the best manipulation primitive in every control(More)
Manual segmentation is often used for evaluation of automatic or semi-automatic segmentation. The purpose of this paper is to describe the inter and intraindividual variability, the dubiety of manual segmentation as a gold standard and to find reasons for the discrepancy. We realized two experiments. In the first one ten ENT surgeons, ten medical students(More)
The main disadvantage of conventional functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) for the surgeon is the restriction to one hand for manipulation while the other hand is holding the endoscope. In our project we develop an automatic anticipating robot assisted endoscope guidance during FESS. The robot guidance will be realized by a multisensor system which(More)
Vehicle detection with a monocular video sensor offers significant potential in a wide area of promising automotive applications. In this work the shadows in daylight scenes are used to detect vehicles in low-quality camera images and determine their positions and velocities in relation to the own vehicle. We propose a new algorithm that segments shadows in(More)
Similarities and dissimilarities can be found in many natural as well as man-made structures and are an important source of information , e.g., for isolating defects or pathological regions, and for finding unique points and regions of interest on surfaces. This paper introduces a new approach for computing similarity information that can be used, e.g., for(More)