Shape modeling of multiple objects from shading images using genetic algorithms

Hideo Saito, Makoto Kimura

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This paper describes about an application of genetic algorithms (GAs) to modeling of multiple object from CCD images. Shape modeling is a very important issue for shape recognition for robot vision, representing 3-D shapes in the virtual world, and so on. Superquadrics are often used for shape modeling because they can represent various shapes by using a single equation. In this paper, we propose a new method for applying GAs to estimation of the superquadrics parameters of every objects in a shading image which are taken with a CCD camera. The superquadrics parameters are represented by strings. The string is evaluated by the similarity between the given 2-D shading image and the calculated shading image from the 3-D shape represented by the parameters. For finding the model parameters of each object in the image, sharing scheme is employed so that multiple solutions can be held in the population of the strings. Some results of the computer experiments demonstrate that the proposed method can provide good model descriptions of the 3-D object in shading images.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2463-2468
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part 4 (of 4) - Beijing, China
Duration: 1996 Oct 141996 Oct 17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture


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