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Collision Detection

Collision detection, also known as clipping, clipping is the detection of an intersection between two objects. When the polygons defined by their vertexes intersect one another, they have collided, or clipped one another.

Often a bounding box is used instead off the actual objects, to simplify the processing required for collision detection. The downside is that boxes make the collisions less realistic.

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Related Dictionary Entries for Collision Detection:

Bounding Box

Bounding Cylinder

Bounding Ellipsoid

Bounding Sphere

Bounding Swept Sphere

Bounding Volume


Collision Detection

Collision Detection System

Minimum Bounding

No Clipping

Planar Map

Planar mapping

Shadow Volume

Solid Modelling


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Large Image Display: VTT's AR Sensor Web for Real-Time Road Ice Detection
A larger version of the system overview map from the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, demonstrating how their latest HGV-based modular real-time ice detection sensor web really functions.

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SWORDS - Special Weapons Observation Reconnaissance Detection Systems - & Robotic Warfare
Whenever you ask someone about robots being used to kill people, they almost without fail, think of the Terminator movies. Those few that don't, usually think of Star Wars droids, or other humanoid killing machines. Currently, we barely have two legged robots that can handle office buildings or race tracks, so these fantasies are still just fantasies. Robots deployed in war, to kill the enemy, that, is not a fantasy, and more are being produced every year.


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Experimental software developed by Harris Corporation, an international communication equipment company, could help make robots less clumsy and dangerous.

The software allows a factory robot to sense and avoid objects while s...

The BBC, stalwart flag-bearer of television's finest, has annonced a new method for creating former "blue Screen" programmes allowing faster turn-round, cheaper costs, and greater use of special effects. Origami, the name of this new ...

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science have developed a new method for systematically identifying bugs in aircraft collision avoidance systems, high-speed train controls and other complex, computer-controlle...

That snake heading towards you may be further away than it appears. Fear can skew our perception of approaching objects, causing us to underestimate the distance of a threatening one, finds a study published in Current Biology.

A novel curved artificial compound eye (CurvACE) has been conceived by a collaboration implying researchers from CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université, EPFL at Lausanne, Fraunhofer Institute at Jena and Université de Tuebingen. Compared to single-...