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Online approximate model representation of unknown objects

Ki Ho Kwak, Junsik Kim, Daniel Huber and Takeo Kanade
Conference Paper, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 1725-1732, May, 2014

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Object representation is useful for many computer vision tasks, such as object detection, recognition, and tracking. Computer vision tasks must handle situations where unknown objects appear and must detect and track some object which is not in the trained database. In such cases, the system must learn or, otherwise derive, descriptions of new objects. In this paper, we investigate creating a representation of previously unknown objects that newly appear in the scene. The representation creates a viewpoint-invariant and scale-normalized model approximately describing an unknown object with multimodal sensors. Those properties of the representation facilitate 3D tracking of the object using 2D-to-2D image matching. The representation has both benefits of an implicit model (referred to as a view-based model) and an explicit model (referred to as a shape-based model). Experimental results demonstrate the viability of the proposed representation and outperform the existing approaches for 3D-pose estimation.

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author = {Ki Ho Kwak and Junsik Kim and Daniel Huber and Takeo Kanade},
title = {Online approximate model representation of unknown objects},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
year = {2014},
month = {May},
pages = {1725-1732},
keywords = {Computer vision, approximate representations, tracking, recognition},