Accession Number : AD0723647

Title :   Computer Analysis of Visual Properties of Curved Objects.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE PROJECT MAC

Personal Author(s) : Krakauer,Lawrence J.

Report Date : MAY 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : A method is presented for the visual analysis of objects by computer. It is particularly well suited for opaque objects with smoothly curved surfaces. The method extracts information about the object's surface properties, including measures of its specularity, texture, and regularity. It also aids in determining the object's shape. The application of this method to a simple recognition task -- the recognition of fruit -- is discussed. The results on a more complex smoothly curved object, a human face, are also considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, PATTERN RECOGNITION), GEOMETRIC FORMS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, INTENSITY, FRUITS, ALGORITHMS, LEARNING MACHINES, THESES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE