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The wide-baseline stereo problem, i.e. the problem of establishing correspondences between a pair of images taken from different viewpoints is studied. A new set of image elements that are put into correspondence, the so called extremal regions, is introduced. Extremal regions possess highly desirable properties: the set is closed under 1. continuous (and… (More)

It is known that the problem of multiview reconstruction can be solved in two steps: first estimate camera rotations and then translations using them. This paper presents new robust techniques for both of these steps. (i) Given pair-wise relative rotations, global camera rotations are estimated linearly in least squares. (ii) Camera translations are… (More)

We generalize the method of simultaneous linear estimation of multiple view geometry and lens distortion, introduced by Fitzgibbon at CVPR 2001 [6], to an omnidirectional (angle of view larger than 180 •) camera. The perspective camera is replaced by a linear camera with a spherical retina and a non-linear mapping of the sphere into the image plane. Unlike… (More)

We propose a novel method for the multi-view reconstruction problem. Surfaces which do not have direct support in the input 3D point cloud and hence need not be photo-consistent but represent real parts of the scene (e.g. low-textured walls, windows, cars) are important for achieving complete reconstructions. We augmented the existing Labatut CGF 2009… (More)

This paper presents a method for fully automatic and robust estimation of two-view geometry, autocalibration, and 3D metric reconstruction from point correspondences in images taken by cameras with wide circular field of view. We focus on cameras which have more than 180 degrees field of view and for which the standard perspective camera model is not… (More)

Mosaics acquired by pushbroom cameras, stereo panoramas, omnivergent mosaics, and spherical mosaics can be viewed as images taken by non-central cameras, i.e. cameras that project along rays that do not all intersect at one point. It has been shown that in order to reduce the correspondence search in mosaics to a one-parametric search along curves, the rays… (More)

In this paper we provide new simple closed-form solutions to two minimal absolute pose problems for the case of known vertical direction. In the first problem we estimate absolute pose of a calibrated camera from two 2D-3D correspondences and a given vertical direction. In the second problem we assume camera with unknown focal length and radial distortion… (More)

Central catadioptric cameras are cameras which combine lenses and mirrors to capture a very wide field of view with a central projection. In this paper we extend the classical epipolar geometry of perspective cameras to all central catadioptric cameras. Epipolar geometry is formulated as the geometry of corresponding rays in a three-dimensional space. Using… (More)