Range Image Sensors and Sensing Techniques

  • Minsoo Suk
  • Suchendra M. Bhandarkar
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


Range imaging sensors collect three-dimensional coordinate data from visible surfaces of objects in the scene. The output of a range sensor is termed a range image. Range images are unique in that the image pixels explicitly represent scene surface geometry in a sampled form. Since three-dimensional information is directly available in a range image, the problem of recognizing and localizing three-dimensional objects in a range image is to a great extent simplified. This is in contrast to a video sensor wherein the extraction of three-dimensional scene geometry from the pixel intensity values involves imposing specific constraints on the geometrical and physical properties of the objects in the scene, as is done in shape-from-shading, shape-from-texture, shape-from-shadows, etc. Range images are used in a wide variety of applications such as automated inspection, robot bin-picking, automated assembly, autonomous navigation, and medical diagnosis.


Tactile Sensor Range Image Wide Dynamic Range Range Sensor Holographic Interferometry 


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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Minsoo Suk
    • 1
  • Suchendra M. Bhandarkar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringSyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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