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Description - Three-Dimensional Computer Vision by Olivier Faugeras

This monograph provides a thorough, mathematically rigorous exposition of a broad and vital area in computer vision: the problems and techniques related to three-dimensional (stereo) vision and motion. The emphasis is on using geometry to solve problems in stereo and motion, with examples from navigation and object recognition. Faugeras takes up such problems in computer vision as projective geometry, camera calibration, edge detection, stereo vision (with many examples on real images), different kinds of representations and transformations (especially 3-D rotations), uncertainty and methods of addressing it, and object representation and recognition. His theoretical account is illustrated with the results of actual working programmes. "Three-Dimensional Computer Vision" proposes solutions to problems arising from a specific robotics scenario in which a system must perceive and act. Moving about an unknown environment, the system has to avoid static and mobile obstacles, build models of objects and places in order to be able to recognize and locate them, and characterize its own motion and that of moving objects, by providing descriptions of the corresponding three-dimensional motions. The ideas generated, however, can be used in different settings, resulting in a general book on computer vision that reveals the relationship of three-dimensional geometry and the imaging process.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780262061582
ISBN-10: 0262061589
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 203mm x 51mm)
Pages: 700
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Olivier Faugeras

Olivier Faugeras is Research Director and head of a computer vision group at INRIA and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Three-Dimensional Computer Vision (MIT Press, 1993).

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