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3D Computer Vision

Efficient Methods and Applications

Authors: Wöhler, Christian

  • Provides an overview of the current state of the art in the field of three-dimensional computer vision
  • Offers a unified description of photogrammetric and computer vision approaches
  • Gives an in-depth presentation of three-dimensional scene analysis and surface reconstruction, pose estimation, and motion analysis
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This book provides an introduction to the foundations of three-dimensional computer vision and describes recent contributions to the field. Geometric methods include 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. Photometric techniques evaluate the intensity distribution in the image to infer three-dimensional scene structure, while real-aperture approaches exploit the behavior of the point spread function. It is shown how the integration of several methods increases reconstruction accuracy and robustness. Applications scenarios include industrial quality inspection, metrology, human-robot-interaction, and remote sensing.

About the authors

Christian Wöhler received his Diploma in Physics from Würzburg University in 1996, the Doctorate degree in Computer Science from Bonn University in 2000, and the Habilitation in Applied Computer Science from Bielefeld University in 2009. He is working as a research scientist in the Environment Perception department of Daimler Group Research and Advanced Engineering in Ulm. Since 2005 he is a visiting lecturer at the Technical Faculty of Bielefeld University. His scientific interests are in the domain of pattern classification, three-dimensional computer vision, and photogrammetry, with applications in the fields of driver assistance systems, industrial machine vision, and planetary science."

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Geometric Approaches to Three-dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 3-126

  • Photometric Approaches to Three-dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 127-157

  • Real-aperture Approaches to Three-dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 159-179

  • Integrated Frameworks for Three-dimensional Scene Reconstruction

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 181-240

  • Applications to Industrial Quality Inspection

    Wöhler, Christian

    Pages 243-275

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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
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-01732-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-01732-2
Series ISSN
1612-1449
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 385
Number of Illustrations and Tables
170 b/w illustrations
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