Shape connection based on the pattern recognition of three-dimensional shapes is presented. In this technique, the object shape is reconstructed by laser scanning and image processing. The object is reconstructed from multiple views when an object occlusion appears. From this process, multiple parts of the object are reconstructed. Then, these parts are assembled to obtain the complete object shape. To perform the assembling, a matching procedure is applied to a transverse section of the multiple views by Hu moments. The depth of the transverse section is computed by an approximation network based on the behavior of the laser line and the camera position. Also, vision parameters are deduced by the network and image processing. In this manner, the shape connection is achieved automatically by computational algorithms. Therefore, errors of physical measurement are not passed to the reconstruction system. Thus, the performance and the accuracy of the reconstruction system are improved. This is elucidated by the comparison between the obtained results by the proposed technique and the obtained results by a contact method. Thus, a contribution in laser metrology for shape connection is achieved.
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