Thursday, November 6

Reverse Engineering

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Belle Meade

Creating free-form surfaces is a challenging task even with advanced geometric modeling systems. Optical scanners offer a promising alternative to model acquisition---the 3D scanning of existing parts or clay maquettes. In the context of Computer-Aided Geometric Design, reverse engineering refers to the problem of converting the dense point sets produced by scanners into useful geometric models. One of the main applications of reverse engineering is to allow existing manufactured parts to be incorporated or modified into new designs. The speakers, from academia and industry, will present new developments in this field.

Organizer: Hugues H. Hoppe
Microsoft Research, Redmond, Washington

10:30 The Past, Present, and Future of Reverse Engineering
Paul J. Besl, Alias/Wavefront, Inc., Farmington Hill, MI
11:00 Building Complex Models from Range Images
Brian Curless and Marc Levoy , Stanford University
11:30 Constrained B-Spline Surface Approximation of Irregular Distributed Data
Josef Hoschek and Ulrich Dietz, Technical University Darmstadt, Germany
12:00 VPL: The Virtual to Physical Link
Sarvajit Sinha, Pradeep Seneviratne; and Thawach Sripradisvarakul, Imageware Inc, Ann Arbor, MI

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