Furniture models learned from the WWW: using web catalogs to locate and categorize unknown furniture pieces in 3D laser scans

Martinez Mozos, Oscar and Marton, Zoltan-Csaba and Beetz, Michael (2011) Furniture models learned from the WWW: using web catalogs to locate and categorize unknown furniture pieces in 3D laser scans. Robotics & Automation Magazine, 18 (2). 22 - 32. ISSN 1070-9932

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Abstract

In this article, we investigate how autonomous robots can exploit the high quality information already available from the WWW concerning 3-D models of office furniture. Apart from the hobbyist effort in Google 3-D Warehouse, many companies providing office furnishings already have the models for considerable portions of the objects found in our workplaces and homes. In particular, we present an approach that allows a robot to learn generic models of typical office furniture using examples found in the Web. These generic models are then used by the robot to locate and categorize unknown furniture in real indoor environments.

Keywords:Internet, computing, furniture, mobile robots, office automation, solid modelling
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G760 Machine Learning
H Engineering > H671 Robotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On:13 May 2013 08:57

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