Fast and robust stereo matching algorithms for mining automation

Banks, Jasmine, Bennamoun, Mohammed, & Corke, Peter (1999) Fast and robust stereo matching algorithms for mining automation. Digital Signal Processing, 9(3), pp. 137-148.

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Abstract

The mining environment, being complex, irregular and time varying, presents a challenging prospect for stereo vision. For this application, speed, reliability, and the ability to produce a dense depth map are of foremost importance. This paper evaluates a number of matching techniques for possible use in a stereo vision sensor for mining automation applications. Area-based techniques have been investigated because they have the potential to yield dense maps, are amenable to fast hardware implementation, and are suited to textured scenes. In addition, two non-parametric transforms, namely, the rank and census, have been investigated. Matching algorithms using these transforms were found to have a number of clear advantages, including reliability in the presence of radiometric distortion, low computational complexity, and amenability to hardware implementation.

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ID Code: 55375
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: stereo vision, image matching, area-based matching, rank transform, census transform
DOI: 10.1006/dspr.1999.0337
ISSN: 1051-2004
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 1999 Academic Press
Copyright Statement: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Digital Signal Processing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Digital Signal Processing [VOL 9, ISSUE 3, 1999] DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/dspr.1999.0337
Deposited On: 10 Dec 2012 22:46
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