Efficient Computation of Relative Pose for Multi-Camera Systems

Laurent Kneip, Hongdong Li; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 446-453

Abstract


We present a novel solution to compute the relative pose of a generalized camera. Existing solutions are either not general, have too high computational complexity, or require too many correspondences, which impedes an efficient or accurate usage within Ransac schemes. We factorize the problem as a low-dimensional, iterative optimization over relative rotation only, directly derived from well-known epipolar constraints. Common generalized cameras often consist of camera clusters, and give rise to omni-directional landmark observations. We prove that our iterative scheme performs well in such practically relevant situations, eventually resulting in computational efficiency similar to linear solvers, and accuracy close to bundle adjustment, while using less correspondences. Experiments on both virtual and real multi-camera systems prove superior overall performance for robust, real-time multi-camera motion-estimation.

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@InProceedings{Kneip_2014_CVPR,
author = {Kneip, Laurent and Li, Hongdong},
title = {Efficient Computation of Relative Pose for Multi-Camera Systems},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}