Image Analysis and Automatic Composition of Ceramic Mosaics

Claudia Landi, Andrea Prati, Cristian Secchi


The automatic composition of ceramic mosaics by computer vision techniques is studied. In the proposed system, images are reproduced onto a ceramic mosaic based on image resolution, ceramic tile's dimensions, available colours. A camera takes images of ceramic tiles to be used and guides a robot to pick the correct tile and place it at the right position in the mosaic. Colour-based segmentation and colour calibration are needed to select and extract the correct tile according to the colour to be reproduced. The input image is quantized and dithered to find the best representation given the available tiles. Issues related with the interface with robotic system are addressed.

[DOI: 10.1685 / CSC06103] About DOI

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