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An improved method of pose determination and tracking does away with conventional segmentation while taking advantage of multi-degree-of-freedom numerical fitting or match filtering as opposed to a syntactic segment or feature oriented combinatorial match. The technique may be used to improve image database query based on object shape descriptors by allowing the user to request images from a database or video sequence which contain a key object described by a geometric description that the user designates or supplies. The approach is also applicable to target or object acquisition and tracking based on the matching of one or a set of object shape data structures.

Title
Pose determination and tracking by matching 3D objects to a 2D sensor
Application Number
8/861411
Publication Number
6173066 (B2)
Application Date
May 21, 1997
Publication Date
January 9, 2001
Inventor
Charles J Jacobus
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Mike Whalen
Woodhaven
MI, US
Douglas Haanpaa
Ann Arbor
MI, US
Peggy Whalen
Woodhaven
MI, US
Thomas M Peurach
Novi
MI, US
Agent
Gifford Krass Groh Sprinkle Anderson & Citkowski PC
US
Assignee
Cybernet Systems Corporation
MI, US
IPC
G06K 9/00
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