Algorithm for Navigation and Understanding

April 7th, 2014 by

Researchers from MIT have developed a new algorithm that could make re-identification easier by identifying the major orientations in 3-D scenes. The algorithm, which could also simplify the problem of scene understanding, works by identifying the dominant orientations in a given scene. This represents a sets of axes, called “Manhattan frames”, embedded in a sphere.As a robot moved, it would observe the sphere rotating in the opposite direction, and could gauge its orientation relative to the axes. The same algorithm also simplifies the problem of plane segmentation.

Source: EurekAlert