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Linking Feature Lines on 3D Triangle Meshes with Artificial Potential Fields D. L. Page A. F. Koschan M. A. Abidi
 

Summary: Linking Feature Lines on 3D Triangle Meshes with Artificial Potential Fields
D. L. Page A. F. Koschan M. A. Abidi
Imaging, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems Laboratory
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-2100
Abstract
We propose artificial potential fields as a support theory for
a feature linking algorithm. This algorithm operates on 3D
triangle meshes derived from multiple range scans of an ob-
ject, and the features of interest are curvature extrema on
the object's surface. A problem that arises with detecting
these features is that results from standard algorithms are
often incomplete in that feature lines are broken and discon-
tinuous. Our novel linking algorithm closes these broken
feature lines to form a more complete feature description.
The main contribution of this algorithm is the use of arti-
ficial potential fields to govern the linking process. In this
paper, we discuss the feature detection process itself and
then define the linking procedure in the context of potential
fields. We present results for both synthetic and scanned

  

Source: Abidi, Mongi A. - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tennessee

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences