Five-Point Fundamental Matrix Estimation for Uncalibrated Cameras

Daniel Barath; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 235-243

Abstract


We aim at estimating the fundamental matrix in two views from five correspondences of rotation invariant features obtained by e.g. the SIFT detector. The proposed minimal solver first estimates a homography from three correspondences assuming that they are co-planar and exploiting their rotational components. Then the fundamental matrix is obtained from the homography and two additional point pairs in general position. The proposed approach, combined with robust estimators like Graph-Cut RANSAC, is superior to other state-of-the-art algorithms both in terms of accuracy and number of iterations required. This is validated on synthesized data and 561 real image pairs. Moreover, the tests show that requiring three points on a plane is not too restrictive in urban environment and locally optimized robust estimators lead to accurate estimates even if the points are not entirely co-planar. As a potential application, we show that using the proposed method makes two-view multi-motion estimation more accurate.

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@InProceedings{Barath_2018_CVPR,
author = {Barath, Daniel},
title = {Five-Point Fundamental Matrix Estimation for Uncalibrated Cameras},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}