Fast 3D point cloud segmentation using supervoxels with geometry and color for 3D scene understanding

Francesco Verdoja, Diego Thomas, Akihiro Sugimoto

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Abstract

Segmentation of 3D colored point clouds is a research field with renewed interest thanks to recent availability of inexpensive consumer RGB-D cameras and its importance as an unavoidable low-level step in many robotic applications. However, 3D data's nature makes the task challenging and, thus, many different techniques are being proposed, all of which require expensive computational costs. This paper presents a novel fast method for 3D colored point cloud segmentation. It starts with supervoxel partitioning of the cloud, i.e., an oversegmentation of the points in the cloud. Then it leverages on a novel metric exploiting both geometry and color to iteratively merge the supervoxels to obtain a 3D segmentation where the hierarchical structure of partitions is maintained. The algorithm also presents computational complexity linear to the size of the input. Experimental results over two publicly available datasets demonstrate that our proposed method outperforms state-of-the-art techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1285-1290
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509060672
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 28 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Jul 10 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
ISSN (Print)1945-7871
ISSN (Electronic)1945-788X

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2017
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period7/10/177/14/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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