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Point Cloud to CAD Model Registration Methods in Manufacturing Inspection

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Thomas M. Tucker

 Tucker Innovations, Inc., 8525 Broxburn Lane, Waxhaw, NC 28173tommy@tuckerinnovations.com

Thomas R. Kurfess

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 244 Fluor Daniel Building, Clemson, SC 29634-0921kurfess@clemson.edu

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 6(4), 418-421 (Jul 27, 2006) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2353852 History: Received September 11, 2005; Revised July 27, 2006

Modern computer vision and coordinate metrology systems provide an ever-increasing flow of information from the physical world we live in to the virtual world inside computer systems. Often the coordinate system of the metrology device has a different coordinate frame from that of the existing objects in the virtual world. To rectify these differences, a process called registration is often applied. This paper uses a case study to highlight the differences between various registration techniques.

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