Correspondence-less non-rigid registration of triangular surface meshes

Zsolt Santa, Zoltan Kato

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A novel correspondence-less approach is proposed to find a thin plate spline map between a pair of deformable 3D objects represented by triangular surface meshes. The proposed method works without landmark extraction and feature correspondences. The aligning transformation is found simply by solving a system of nonlinear equations. Each equation is generated by integrating a nonlinear function over the object's domains. We derive recursive formulas for the efficient computation of these integrals. Based on a series of comparative tests on a large synthetic dataset, our triangular mesh-based algorithm outperforms state of the art methods both in terms of computing time and accuracy. The applicability of the proposed approach has been demonstrated on the registration of 3D lung CT volumes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6619139
Pages (from-to)2275-2282
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event26th IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, CVPR 2013 - Portland, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2013Jun 28 2013


  • 3D object
  • Registration
  • Sufrace Mesh
  • Thin Plate Spline

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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