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—A new method is presented for identifying and comparing closed, bounded, free-form curves that are defined by even implicit polynomial (IP) equations in the Cartesian coordinates x and y. The method provides a new expression for an IP involving a product of conic factors with unique conic factor centers. The critical points for an IP curve also are… (More)
Object recognition is a central problem in computer vision. When objects are defined by boundary curves, they can be represented either explicitly or implicitly. Implicit polynomial (IP) equations have long been known to offer certain advantages over more traditional parametric methods. However, the lack of general procedures for obtaining IP models of… (More)
The comparison and alignment of two similar objects is a fundamental problem in pattern recognition and computer vision that has been considered using various approaches. In this work, we employ a complex representation for an algebraic curve, and illustrate how the algebraic transformation which relates two Euclidean equivalent curves can be determined… (More)
This paper outlines the design of bumpless switching controllers that can be used to stabilize MIMO plants which are both switching stabilizable and switching detectable. A primary feature of such controllers is that their order is no greater than that of the plant.