Planning of optimal trajectories for optical 3D sensors by means of tensor voting

Abstract

Camera positioning in vision applications is challenging, but of crucial importance. This is definitely the case when the goal is to make a 3D scan. This is because camera positions determine which parts of an object are visible and which measuring accuracy will be achieved. Our ambition is to automatically determine the scan path or positions of the camera during a 3D scan for a known object. To solve this engineering problem we will use mathematical techniques as 'tensor voting' and 'surface fitting'. The final algorithm provides the industry with the following advantages:

1. Faster and more efficient 3D scans

2. More complicated objects can be scanned

3. Automatic scan planning for every type of 3D sensor/camera in one model.

4. Automatic scan planning for specific measurement setups currently used in industry. This reduces the need for expensive experts.

 

Main Focus

  • Industrial 3D-vision technology
    • Use simulations to obtain better camera viewpoints in the real world

 

More info

Poster: Optimal Trajectory Planning (link)

Contact

Boris Bogaerts Groenenborger Gebouw Z
G.Z.324
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerpen
Boris.Bogaerts@uantwerpen.be