Surface Reconstruction of Scenes Using a Catadioptric Camera

Abstract

This paper presents a method to reconstruct a surface from images of a scene taken by an equiangular catadioptric camera. Such a camera is convenient for several reasons: it is low cost, and almost all visible parts of the scene are projected in a single image. Firstly, the camera parameters and a sparse cloud of 3d points are simultaneously estimated. Secondly, a triangulated surface is robustly estimated from the cloud. Both steps are automatic. Experiments are provided from hundreds of photographs taken by a pedestrian. In contrast to other methods working in similar experimental conditions, ours provides a manifold surface in spite of the difficult (passive and sparse) data.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-24136-9_13

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@inproceedings{Yu2011SurfaceRO, title={Surface Reconstruction of Scenes Using a Catadioptric Camera}, author={Shuda Yu and Maxime Lhuillier}, booktitle={MIRAGE}, year={2011} }