Non-parametric techniques for fast and robust stereo matching

Banks, Jasmine, Bennamoun, Mohammed, & Corke, Peter (1997) Non-parametric techniques for fast and robust stereo matching. In IEEE TENCON’97 Speech and Image Technologies for Computing and Telecommunications Proceedings, IEEE, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD.

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The mining environment presents a challenging prospect for stereo vision. Our objective is to produce a stereo vision sensor suited to close-range scenes consisting mostly of rocks. This sensor should produce a dense depth map within real-time constraints. Speed and robustness are of foremost importance for this application. This paper compares a number of stereo matching algorithms in terms of robustness and suitability to fast implementation. These include traditional area-based algorithms, and algorithms based on non-parametric transforms, notably the rank and census transforms. Our experimental results show that the rank and census transforms are robust with respect to radiometric distortion and introduce less computational complexity than conventional area-based matching techniques.

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ID Code: 55368
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: stereo vision, image matching, area-based matching, rank transform, census transform
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Computer Vision (080104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Image Processing (080106)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 IEEE
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Deposited On: 11 Dec 2012 00:54
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 03:35

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