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3D Computer Vision

Efficient Methods and Applications

Authors: Wöhler, Christian

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This indispensable text introduces the foundations of three-dimensional computer vision and describes recent contributions to the field. Fully revised and updated, this much-anticipated new edition reviews a range of triangulation-based methods, including linear and bundle adjustment based approaches to scene reconstruction and camera calibration, stereo vision, point cloud segmentation, and pose estimation of rigid, articulated, and flexible objects. Also covered are intensity-based techniques that evaluate the pixel grey values in the image to infer three-dimensional scene structure, and point spread function based approaches that exploit the effect of the optical system. The text shows how methods which integrate these concepts are able to increase reconstruction accuracy and robustness, describing applications in industrial quality inspection and metrology, human-robot interaction, and remote sensing.

About the authors

Christian Wöhler is Professor of Image Analysis at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of TU Dortmund, Germany. His scientific interests are in the domains of computer vision, photogrammetry, remote sensing, and pattern classification, with applications in various fields including machine vision, robotics, advanced driver assistance systems, and planetary science.

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"I do recommend serious consideration of this book for a one-semester advanced graduate course on methods for 3D scene reconstruction, based on the first five chapters. For graduate students pursuing PhDs in the field of computer vision, this is a book they won’t want to miss." (Zhaoqiang Lai, ACM Computing Reviews, Mar 8 2013, Review # CR141001)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Triangulation-Based Approaches to Three-Dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 3-87

  • Three-Dimensional Pose Estimation and Segmentation Methods

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 89-137

  • Intensity-Based and Polarisation-Based Approaches to Three-Dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 139-170

  • Point Spread Function-Based Approaches to Three-Dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 171-187

  • Integrated Frameworks for Three-Dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 189-244

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
3D Computer Vision
Book Subtitle
Efficient Methods and Applications
Authors
Series Title
X.media.publishing
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-4150-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-4150-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-4149-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-5944-5
Series ISSN
1612-1449
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 382
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