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Anisotropic Denoising of 3D Point Clouds by Aggregation of Multiple Surface-Adaptive Estimates

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 Dec 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


3D point clouds commonly contain positional errors which can be regarded as noise. We propose a point cloud denoising algorithm based on aggregation of multiple anisotropic estimates computed on local coordinate systems. These local estimates are adaptive to the shape of the surface underlying the point cloud, leveraging an extension of the Local Polynomial Approximation (LPA) - Intersection of Confidence Intervals (ICI) technique to 3D point clouds. The adaptivity due to LPA-ICI is further strengthened by the dense aggregation with data-driven weights. Experimental results demonstrate state-of-the-art restoration quality of both sharp features and smooth areas.


  • 3D Point Cloud, denoising, anisotropic, surface-adaptive filtering

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