Using 3D contours and their relations for cognitive vision and robotics

Başeski E., Bodenhagen L., Pugeault N., KALKAN S., Piater J., Krüger N.

2009 24th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, ISCIS 2009, Guzelyurt, Cyprus (Gkry), 14 - 16 September 2009, pp.409-414 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iscis.2009.5291815
  • City: Guzelyurt
  • Country: Cyprus (Gkry)
  • Page Numbers: pp.409-414
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this work, we make use of 3D visual contours carrying geometric as well as appearance information. Between these contours, we define 3D relations that encode structural information relevant to object-level operations such as similarity assessment and grasping. We show that this relational space can also be used as input features for learning which we exemplify for the grasping of unknown objects. Our representation is motivated by the human visual system in two respects. First, we make use of a visual descriptor that is motivated by hyper-columns in V1. Secondly, the contours can be seen as one stage in a visual hierarchy bridging between local symbolic descriptors to higher level stages of processing such as object coding and grasping. © 2009 IEEE.