Computer analysis of visual properties of curved objects

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Project MAC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971 - Perceptrons - 126 pages
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A method is presented for the visual analysis of objects by computer. It is particularly well suited for opaque objects with smoothly curved surfaces. The method extracts information about the object's surface properties, including measures of its specularity, texture, and regularity. It also aids in determining the object's shape. The application of this method to a simple recognition task -- the recognition of fruit -- is discussed. The results on a more complex smoothly curved object, a human face, are also considered. (Author).

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