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6 May 1993 Standardized, object-oriented, 3D vision input system
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Proceedings Volume 1907, Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection; (1993)
Event: IS&T/SPIE's Symposium on Electronic Imaging: Science and Technology, 1993, San Jose, CA, United States
Machine vision has been characterized by a lack of standards, which has resulted in the necessity for expensive customization of systems. Our objective is to investigate the development of a vision system which utilizes or establishes standards. To this end we chose to use laser triangulation, to incorporate television broadcast standards, and to implement the software in an object-oriented class library encapsulating the essential features of the major components of a vision system. A 3D color digitization system was conceived and implemented, based on existing standards, with the flexibility and extensibility provided by object-oriented software design. The system generated data in a standard 3D file format, and was used to digitize and create rendered images of a building. Although the construction of classes needed careful planning, once created they greatly facilitated system modification. Existing standards are suitable for use in a 3D vision system, but there are several limitations which are considered.
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John Tabor and Michael Fahy "Standardized, object-oriented, 3D vision input system", Proc. SPIE 1907, Machine Vision Applications in Industrial Inspection, (6 May 1993);


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