Scale Invariant Feature Matching with Wide Angle Images
Hansen, Peter I., Corke, Peter, Boles, Wageeh, & Daniilidis, Kostas (2007) Scale Invariant Feature Matching with Wide Angle Images. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 29 October - 2 November, San Diego, USA.
Numerous scale-invariant feature matching algorithms using scale-space analysis have been proposed for use with perspective cameras, where scale-space is defined as convolution with a Gaussian. The contribution of this work is a method suitable for use with wide angle cameras. Given an input image, we map it to the unit sphere and obtain scale-space images by convolution with the solution of the spherical diffusion equation on the sphere which we implement in the spherical Fourier domain. Using such an approach, the scale-space response of a point in space is independent of its position on the image plane for a camera subject to pure rotation. Scale-invariant features are then found as local extrema in scale-space. Given this set of scale-invariant features, we then generate feature descriptors by considering a circular support region defined on the sphere whose size is selected relative to the feature scale. We compare our method to a naive implementation of SIFT where the image is treated as perspective, where our results show an improvement in matching performance.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Computer vision, Scale, space Feature matching|
|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) > Pattern Recognition and Data Mining (080109)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 IEEE|
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|Deposited On:||22 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:39|
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