Cédric Demonceaux

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The projections of world parallel lines in an image intersect at a single point called the vanishing point (VP). VPs are a key ingredient for various vision tasks including rotation estimation and 3D reconstruction. Urban environments generally exhibit some dominant orthogonal VPs. Given a set of lines extracted from a calibrated image, this paper aims to(More)
Rotation estimation is a fundamental step for various robotic applications such as automatic control of ground/aerial vehicles, motion estimation and 3D reconstruction. However it is now well established that traditional navigation equipments, such as global positioning systems (GPSs) or inertial measurement units (IMUs), suffer from several disadvantages.(More)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the subject of an increasing interest in many applications. Autonomy is one of the major advantages of these vehicles. It is then necessary to develop particular sensors in order to provide efficient navigation functions. In this paper, we propose a method for attitude computation catadioptric images. We first demonstrate(More)
Attitude is one of the most important parameters for a UAV during a flight. Attitude computation methods based vision generally use the horizon line as reference. However, the horizon line becomes an inadequate feature in urban environment. We then propose in this paper an omnidirectional vision system based on straight lines (very frequent in urban(More)
A key requirement for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) applications is the attitude stabilization of the aircraft, which requires the knowledge of its orientation. It is now well established that traditional navigation equipments, like GPS or INS, suffer from several disadvantages. That is why some works have suggested a vision-based approach of the problem.(More)
Data correspondence/grouping under an unknown parametric model is a fundamental topic in computer vision. Finding feature correspondences between two images is probably the most popular application of this research field, and is the main motivation of our work. It is a key ingredient for a wide range of vision tasks, including three-dimensional(More)
Attitude (roll and pitch) is an essential data for the navigation of a UAV. Rather than using inertial sensors, we propose a catadioptric vision system allowing a fast, robust and accurate estimation of these angles. We show that the optimization of a sky/ground partitioning criterion associated with the specific geometric characteristics of the(More)