Summary: VOLUMETRIC MODELING THROUGH FUSION OF
MULTIPLE RANGE IMAGES WITH CONFIDENCE
Presented for the
Master of Science
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
David L. Elsner
I would rst like to thank my parents, Lawrence and Janice Elsner, for their support
over the last couple of years. Thanks to Dr. M. A. Abidi for selecting me for the Graduate
Research Assistant position in the Imaging, Robotics and Intelligent Systems laboratory
that made obtaining my master's degree nancially possible. I also wish to thank my
advisors, Dr. R. T. Whitaker and Dr. M. A. Abidi, for their guidance throughout my
program. Thanks also to the members of my committee, Dr. R. T. Whitaker, Dr. M. A.
Abidi and Dr. J. Gregor for their help and constructive criticism.
The work in this thesis was supported by the DOE's University Research Program
in Robotics Universities of Florida, Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee, and Texas un-