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Proceedings of CAD'15, 2015, 1-6
SHAPE TERRA: Industrial Feature Recognition based on Persistent Heat Signature

Ramy Harik, Barend-Jan van Bruchem, Michel van Tooren, University of South Carolina
Seung-Yeob Baek, Seoul National University

Abstract. Shape recognition is a ubiquitous need. Pattern recognition on human models and objects is progressing steadily in many aspects of computer graphics such as garment design and biomedical engineering; but is still unexplored, immature and untapped in the mechanical/industrial world. Recognizing a shape for more then what it represents, embedding the manufacturing knowledge as well as processing techniques, will leverage shape recognition in industrial setup and would generate a real cost saving tool for industries. In this paper, we will present the Shape Terra project; we anticipate imbedding the shape with its meaning, being its: design parameters, manufacturing know-how and techniques, testing and quality, end of cycle treatment amongst others. The resulting tool looks at the typical mechanical feature identification research and attempts to profit from recent progress in non-mechanical components. 

Keywords. Shape matching, Persistence, Heat kernel, Feature recognition

DOI: 10.14733/cadconfP.2015.1-6