Patent Number: 7,103,229

Title: Image simplification using a robust reconstruction filter

Abstract: A method simplifies a data structure representing physical measurements of a real-world phenomena, such as an image of a scene of an object. Input data are first acquired, sensed, or measured. If the data are acquired with a camera, then measurement errors for data points in the data structure are not normally distributed. Therefore, an error term for each data point is constructed according to a Lorentzian estimator. The error term can be determined by taking a difference between the value of the data point, and the value at the data point when a model is fitted to the data structure. The error term is then minimized using a downhill simplex minimization process. Finally, each data point is adjusted by the minimized error term to produce a simplified data structure of the real-world phenomena.

Inventors: Porikli; Fatih M. (North Plainfield, NJ)

Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.

International Classification: G06K 9/40 (20060101); G06K 9/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018