Université de Neuchâtel

3D Vision in a Virtual Reality Robotics Environment

Schütz, Christian L. ; Natonek, Emerico ; Baur, Charles ; Hügli, Heinz

In: Photonics East, Telemanipulator and Telepresence Techologies III (Proceedings of SPIE), 1996, vol. 2901, no. 138, p. 1-9

Virtual reality robotics (VRR) needs sensing feedback from the real environment. To show how advanced 3D vision provides new perspectives to fulfill these needs, this paper presents an architecture and system that integrates hybrid 3D vision and VRR and reports about experiments and results. The first section discusses the advantages of virtual reality in robotics, the potential of a 3D vision...

Université de Neuchâtel

Free-form 3D object reconstruction from range images

Schütz, Christian ; Jost, Timothée ; Hügli, Heinz

In: Proceedings. International Conference on Virtual Systems and MultiMedia (VSMM '97), 1997, p. 69-80

The increasing use of virtual object representations for several applications creates a need for fast and simple object digitizing systems. Range finders provide a convenient way to digitize solid objects and permit the accurate and fast scanning of an object shape without any probe contact. However, only one view of an object can be captured at once, and therefore, for most objects, several...