3D Reconstruction from Accidental Motion

Fisher Yu, David Gallup; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2014, pp. 3986-3993

Abstract


We have discovered that 3D reconstruction can be achieved from asingle still photographic capture due to accidental motions of thephotographer, even while attempting to hold the camera still. Although these motions result in little baseline and therefore high depth uncertainty, in theory, we can combine many such measurements over the duration of the capture process (a few seconds) to achieve usable depth estimates. Wepresent a novel 3D reconstruction system tailored for this problemthat produces depth maps from short video sequences from standard cameraswithout the need for multi-lens optics, active sensors, or intentionalmotions by the photographer. This result leads to the possibilitythat depth maps of sufficient quality for RGB-D photography applications likeperspective change, simulated aperture, and object segmentation, cancome "for free" for a significant fraction of still photographsunder reasonable conditions.

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@InProceedings{Yu_2014_CVPR,
author = {Yu, Fisher and Gallup, David},
title = {3D Reconstruction from Accidental Motion},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2014}
}