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EFFECT OF SCANNING DENSITY ON THE ACCURACY OF LOCATING SPHERE CENTERS FOR REGISTRATION

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Author(s)

Marek Franaszek

Abstract

Applications for 3D imaging systems (e.g., laser scanners) have increased significantly in the past decade. Data from such systems often require registration. Spheres are often used for registration because they look the same from each direction and provide well defined reference points: fitted sphere centers. Common practice is to first scan individual targets at high density for high accuracy of fitted centers and then scan the entire scene at lower density. This, however, prevents the use of 3D imaging systems in a fully automated environment. It would thus be desirable to be able to determine the sphere centers from the low density scan. In this paper, we investigate how different scanning densities affect the locations of the fitted sphere centers. Analyses of high and low density scans show that high density scans are not necessary because the sphere centers can be estimated from sparse data without significant loss of accuracy.
Proceedings Title
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction | 25 | | ISARC'08
Conference Dates
June 27-29, 2008
Conference Location
Vilnius, Lithuania, USA
Conference Title
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction

Keywords

3D imaging systems, target based registration, sphere fitting, construction automation

Citation

Franaszek, M. (2008), EFFECT OF SCANNING DENSITY ON THE ACCURACY OF LOCATING SPHERE CENTERS FOR REGISTRATION, International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction | 25 | | ISARC'08, Vilnius, Lithuania, USA (Accessed July 13, 2024)

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Created April 9, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017