Real-Time Joint Estimation of Camera Orientation and Vanishing Points

Jeong-Kyun Lee, Kuk-Jin Yoon; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015, pp. 1866-1874

Abstract


The widely-used approach for estimating camera orientation is to use points at infinity, i.e., vanishing points (VPs). By enforcing the orthogonal constraint between the VPs, called the Manhattan world constraint, a drift-free camera orientation estimation can be achieved. However, in practical applications this approach suffers from many spurious parallel line segments or does not perform in non-Manhattan world scenes. To overcome these limitations, we propose a novel method that jointly estimates the VPs and camera orientation based on sequential Bayesian filtering. The proposed method does not require the Manhattan world assumption, and can perform a highly accurate estimation of camera orientation in real time. In addition, in order to enhance the robustness of the joint estimation, we propose a feature management technique that removes false positives of line clusters and classifies newly detected lines. We demonstrate the superiority of the proposed method through an extensive evaluation using synthetic and real datasets and comparison with other state-of-the-art methods.

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@InProceedings{Lee_2015_CVPR,
author = {Lee, Jeong-Kyun and Yoon, Kuk-Jin},
title = {Real-Time Joint Estimation of Camera Orientation and Vanishing Points},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2015}
}