Refinements and evaluations of line-based pose enumeration from a single image

Takeshi Shakunaga

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This paper proposes robust algorithms for linebased pose enumeration from a single view, and it reports on their evaluations by simulations. The proposed algorithms incorporate two major refinements into the algorithms originally proposed by Shakunaga[I]. The first refinement, introduction of zone-crossing detection to the I-d search remarkably decreases the rate of overlooking a correct pose. The second refinement, adaptive selection of a PAT pair considerably reduces the average estimation error. Simulation results show that pose estimation precision depends primarily on the precision of line detection. Although the refinements are widely effective, they are more effective for more precise line detection. For 99% of rigid body samples, the algorithm can estimate rotation with an error of less than 2 degrees, and for 99.9% of the samples, the error is less than 10 degrees. Simulation experiments for articulated objects show similar results by using the second algorithm. The effectiveness of the algorithms is verified in an alignment approach by simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1266-1273
Number of pages8
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Evaluation
  • Jointed bodies
  • Line segment
  • Pose enumeration
  • Pose estimation
  • Rigid body

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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