Determining Object Orientation from a Single Image Using Multiple Information Sources.
CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST
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Three techniques are presented which use assumptions about the real world to determine the orientation of objects from a single visual image. The orientation information from each of these techniques is combined to provide a more accurate estimate of object orientation. This algorithm is applied to the task of estimating the orientation of a single transistor against a uniform, but contrasting background. Three techniques are proposed for estimating object orientation. Histogram Template Matching employs a nearest-neighbor classifier using the normalized correlation function as a distance measure between the histogram of the input image and a set of training histograms. Binary Connectivity Analysis analyzes the connectivity of an objects silhouette and uses the resulting image features to determine orientation. Ellipse Fitting uses the parameters of an ellipse in the image to specify the orientation of the corresponding circular object surface. Location of the image intensity gradients.