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MIT 6.034 Artificial Intelligence, Fall 2010
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Instructor: Patrick Winston

How can we recognize the number of objects in a line drawing? We consider how Guzman, Huffman, and Waltz approached this problem. We then solve an example using a method based on constraint propagation, with a limited set of junction and line labels.

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Shivangi Singh says:

I am finding this hard to grasp, is there any other resource one can suggest to understand this?

rohit shetty says:

I thought MIT would have really good professors. I was so wrong.Even MIT is not spared from bad teaching.stuff of the object, octants ,so vague.

Guoxin Huang says:

I want to clarify how to distinguish the concave, convex, and boundary lines.
1. If you see 2 faces on each side of a line, then the line is a concave or convex line, depending on the angle of the 2 faces: angle > 180 is convex, and angle < 180 is concave.
2. If you see 1 surface on a side of a line, on another side, it is space, air, or nothing, then, the line is a boundary line. The way to determine the direction of the arrow on the line: the surface(object) you see is always on the right side of the arrow.
i.e. if the arrow points to left in a horizontal boundary line, then the surface(object) is above the line;
if the arrow points to up in a vertical boundary line, then the surface(object) is on the right side of the line.

If I am not clear enough, leave a message here to ask me.

0 1 says:

Hoffman is a genius. Once the 4 line types and 18 possible junctions are laid out, the rest is clear.

Lucky says:

The only i know is that if I can't visualise those line drawing into 3D object, I can never make a program that does that.

Nityesh Agarwal says:

The prof's program said that the drawing at 47:55 was unambiguous and could represent only one scenario but i think 2 are possible.
1. A viewer watching a staircase normally such that goes from the left to the right
2. A viewer watching a staircase from below it such that it goes from left to right

12345a says:

How is this even important ?
I think this is redundant today(maybe wasnt 7 years ago)

12345a says:

How is he deciding the direction of boundaries ? XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOahhhhhhhhhhhh

12345a says:

What's "stuff of the object" ?
I hate it when people use vague terms

12345a says:

21:02 How are 2 convex and one concave?
Shpuldnt they all be concave ?

Henry Tang says:

unbelievably smart.

Aaron S says:

Trihedral vertexes modeling

life42theuniverse says:

here is a little pdf …
showing a sketchup 3d the model @ 30:00 that could really exist

Áron Zsolt Gábor says:

Whatever is in the cup, it's strong.

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