“Metric Tensor and Christoffel Symbols based 3D Object Categorization” by Ganihar, Joshi, Shetty and Mudenagudi

  • ©Syed Altaf Ganihar, Shreyas Joshi, Shankar Shetty, and Uma Mudenagudi



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    Metric Tensor and Christoffel Symbols based 3D Object Categorization



    In this paper we propose to address the problem of 3D object categorization. We model the 3D object as a 2D Riemannian manifold and propose metric tensor and Christoffel symbols as a novel set of features. The proposed set of features capture the local and global geometry of 3D objects by exploiting the positional dependence of the features. The categorization of 3D objects is carried out using polynomial kernel SVM classifier. The effectiveness of the proposed framework is demonstrated on 3D objects obtained from different datasets and achieve comparable results.


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