Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

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Date of this Version

August 1990


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-90-52.


Research in the GRASP Laboratory has two main themes, parameterized multi-dimensional segmentation and robust decision making under uncertainty. The multi-dimensional approach interweaves segmentation with representation. The data is explained as a best fit in view of parametric primitives. These primitives are based on physical and geometric properties of objects and are limited in number. We use primitives at the volumetric level, the surface level, and the occluding contour level, and combine the results. The robust decision making allows us to combine data from multiple sensors. Sensor measurements have bounds based on the physical limitations of the sensors. We use this information without making a priori assumptions of distributions within the intervals or a priori assumptions of the probability of a given result.



Date Posted: 24 August 2007