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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)
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)
Nowadays, robotic systems are more and more equipped with catadioptric cameras. However several problems associated to catadioptric vision have been studied only slightly. Especially algorithms for detecting rectangles in catadioptric images have not yet been developed whereas it is required in diverse applications such as building extraction in aerial(More)
The optical flow estimation is one of important problem in computer vision. Differential techniques were used successfully to compute the optical flow in perspective images. Lucas-Kanade is one of the most popular differential method that solve the problem of optical flow by given constrain that motion is locally constant. Even if this method works well for(More)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are the subject of an increasing interest in many applications and a key requirement for autonomous navigation is the attitude/position stabilization of the vehicle. Some previous works have suggested using catadioptric vision, instead of traditional perspective cameras, in order to gather much more information from the(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)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are increasingly replacing manned systems in situations that are dangerous, remote, or difficult for manned aircraft to access. Its control tasks are empowered by computer vision technology. Visual sensors are robustly used for stabilization as primary or at least secondary sensors. Hence, UAV stabilization by attitude(More)