Multi-View Object Instance Recognition in an Industrial Context

Wail Mustafa, Nicolas Pugeault, Anders Glent Buch, Norbert Krüger

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Abstract

We present a fast object recognition system coding shape by viewpoint invariant geometric relations and appearance information. In our advanced industrial work-cell, the system can observe the work space of the robot by three pairs of Kinect and stereo cameras allowing for reliable and complete object information. From these sensors, we derive global viewpoint invariant shape features and robust color features making use of color normalization techniques.

We show that in such a set-up, our system can achieve high performance already with a very low number of training samples, which is crucial for user acceptance and that the use of multiple views is crucial for performance. This indicates that our approach can be used in controlled but realistic industrial contexts that require—besides high reliability—fast processing and an intuitive and easy use at the end-user side.
Original languageEnglish
JournalRobotica
Volume35
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)271-292
ISSN0263-5747
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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