Philip L. Worthington

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ÐThis paper makes two contributions to the problem of needle-map recovery using shape-from-shading. First, we provide a geometric update procedure which allows the image irradiance equation to be satisfied as a hard constraint. This not only improves the data closeness of the recovered needle-map, but also removes the necessity for extensive parameter(More)
ÐThis paper investigates whether surface topography information extracted from intensity images using a recently reported shape-from-shading (SFS) algorithm can be used for the purposes of 3D object recognition. We consider how curvature and shape-index information delivered by this algorithm can be used to recognize objects based on their surface(More)
This paper reports the application of a recently developed shape-from-shading technique to estimate facial pose. The shape-from-shading algorithm uses a new geometric technique for solving the image irradiance equation together with curvature consistency constraints. Orientation histograms extracted from the the needle-maps delivered by the new(More)
This paper investigates the use of shape-from-shading for object recognition. The local surface orientation information recovered using shape-from-shading is shown to provide useful input to an appearance-based object recognition scheme. We consider two representations which may be recovered from shading information-the needle-map, and the local curvature(More)