CHAPTER 14 Polygon and Corner Detection

14.1 Introduction

Polygons are ubiquitous among industrial objects and components, and it is of vital importance to have suitable means for detecting them. For example, many manufactured objects are square, rectangular, or hexagonal, and many more have components that possess these shapes. Polygons can be detected by the two-stage process of first finding straight lines and then deducing the presence of the shapes. However, in this chapter we first focus on the direct detection of polygonal shapes, for two reasons. First, the algorithms for direct detection are often particularly simple; and second, direct detection is inherently more sensitive (in a signal-to-noise sense), so there is less chance that ...

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