Monte Carlo Method with Heuristic Adjustment for Irregularly Shaped Food Product Volume Measurement

Siswantoro, Joko and Prabuwono, Anton Satria and Abdullah, Azizi and Idrus, Bahari (2014) Monte Carlo Method with Heuristic Adjustment for Irregularly Shaped Food Product Volume Measurement. The Scientific World Journal .


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Volume measurement plays an important role in the production and processing of food products. Various methods have been proposed to measure the volume of food products with irregular shapes based on 3D reconstruction. However, 3D reconstruction comes with a high-priced computational cost. Furthermore, some of the volume measurement methods based on 3D reconstruction have a low accuracy. Another method for measuring volume of objects uses Monte Carlo method. Monte Carlo method performs volume measurements using random points. Monte Carlo method only requires information regarding whether random points fall inside or outside an object and does not require a 3D reconstruction. This paper proposes volume measurement using a computer vision system for irregularly shaped food products without 3D reconstruction based on Monte Carlo method with heuristic adjustment. Five images of food product were captured using five cameras and processed to produce binary images. Monte Carlo integration with heuristic adjustment was performed to measure the volume based on the information extracted from binary images. The experimental results show that the proposed method provided high accuracy and precision compared to the water displacement method. In addition, the proposed method is more accurate and faster than the space carving method.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Informatic
Depositing User: Joko Siswantoro
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 02:05
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 02:30

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