Reliable automatic camera-laser calibration

Kassir, Abdallah & Peynot, Thierry (2010) Reliable automatic camera-laser calibration. In Wyeth, Gordon & Upcroft, Ben (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation, ARAA, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

Camera-laser calibration is necessary for many robotics and computer vision applications. However, existing calibration toolboxes still require laborious effort from the operator in order to achieve reliable and accurate results. This paper proposes algorithms that augment two existing trustful calibration methods with an automatic extraction of the calibration object from the sensor data. The result is a complete procedure that allows for automatic camera-laser calibration. The first stage of the procedure is automatic camera calibration which is useful in its own right for many applications. The chessboard extraction algorithm it provides is shown to outperform openly available techniques. The second stage completes the procedure by providing automatic camera-laser calibration. The procedure has been verified by extensive experimental tests with the proposed algorithms providing a major reduction in time required from an operator in comparison to manual methods.

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ID Code: 67618
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: calibration, cameras, laser range finder
ISBN: 9780980740417
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2014 01:39
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 11:41

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