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FIGURE 4 Distance map histogram [mm] (a) and correspondence map histogram [number of
units], (b) for different modifications of the ICP computing correspondence algorithm: static
marker vector (SM) and static marker vector with 5, 10, and 15% radius constraints for the
ability weighting is used (weighting is always equal 1), the residual in an optimal step ICP is
always decreased, because neither finding a new deformation, nor finding new closest points
can increase residual. A formal proof for rigid case, which can be applied to presented ap-
approach to taking into account local character of anisotropic noise in rigid point registration
and ToF data. In future work this approach can be generalized to nonrigid ICP.
Presented approach may be used in different medical, entertainment, and industrial ap-
plications, where nonrigid point clouds should be registered, when initial relative position
of clouds is that finding correspondences by Euclidean distance or normal shouting is not
enough. The proposed changes do not introduce complex calculations. Initial calculation of ri-
gid registration allows to solve the problem of unknown transformation matrix initialization.
Comparing to classical nonrigid ICP the disadvantage of proposed approach is that initial cor-
responding positions of markers in source and target point clouds are needed.
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