Endoscopy and Computer Vision

EnCoV is a research group located at the Faculty of Medicine in Clermont-Ferrand. It has links with Université Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, CHU de Clermont-Ferrand and CICE. It is part of the Image-Guided Therapies research axis of Institut Pascal (UMR 6602 CNRS/UCA).

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We do research in computer vision, endoscopy and computer-aided endoscopy. Below is a list of subjects and open problems.


Find the point pairs aligned with some direction where the tangent slopes of two conics match

Imagine that we have two conics \(A\) and \(B\) represented by their \(3\times3\) homogeneous symmetric matrices and a direction \(d\) represented by a \(2\times1\) homogeneous vector. The question we ask here is for which point pairs \(q,p\), each represented by a \(3\times1\) homogeneous vectors, on \(A,B\) respectively and forming a line with direction \(d\), do the slope of the tangents to \(A\) and \(B\) at \(p\) and \(q\) respectively match? An easier question to start is to determine how many such point pairs exist in the complex Euclidean plane and then in the real Euclidean plane.

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