Hierarchical Deep Stereo Matching on High-Resolution Images

Gengshan Yang, Joshua Manela, Michael Happold, Deva Ramanan; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019, pp. 5515-5524


We explore the problem of real-time stereo matching on high-res imagery. Many state-of-the-art (SOTA) methods struggle to process high-res imagery because of memory constraints or speed limitations. To address this issue, we propose an end-to-end framework that searches for correspondences incrementally over a coarse-to-fine hierarchy. Because high-res stereo datasets are relatively rare, we introduce a dataset with high-res stereo pairs for both training and evaluation. Our approach achieved SOTA performance on Middlebury-v3 and KITTI-15 while running significantly faster than its competitors. The hierarchical design also naturally allows for anytime on-demand reports of disparity by capping intermediate coarse results, allowing us to accurately predict disparity for near-range structures with low latency (30ms). We demonstrate that the performance-vs-speed tradeoff afforded by on-demand hierarchies may address sensing needs for time-critical applications such as autonomous driving.

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author = {Yang, Gengshan and Manela, Joshua and Happold, Michael and Ramanan, Deva},
title = {Hierarchical Deep Stereo Matching on High-Resolution Images},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2019}