Collision Detection

Authored by: Ming C. Lin , Dinesh Manocha

Handbook of Data Structures and Applications

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498701853
eBook ISBN: 9781315119335
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In a geometric context, collision detection refers to checking the relative configuration of two or more objects. The goal of collision detection, also known as interference detection or contact determination, is to automatically report a geometric contact when it is about to occur or has actually occurred. The objects may be represented as polygonal objects, spline or algebraic surfaces, deformable models, etc. Moreover, the objects may be static or dynamic.

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