pOSE: Pseudo Object Space Error for Initialization-Free Bundle Adjustment

Je Hyeong Hong, Christopher Zach; The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018, pp. 1876-1885

Abstract


Bundle adjustment is a nonlinear refinement method for camera poses and 3D structure requiring sufficiently good initialization. In recent years, it was experimentally observed that useful minima can be reached even from arbitrary initialization for affine bundle adjustment problems (and fixed-rank matrix factorization instances in general). The key success factor lies in the use of the variable projection (VarPro) method, which is known to have a wide basin of convergence for such problems. In this paper, we propose the Pseudo Object Space Error (pOSE), which is an objective with cameras represented as a hybrid between the affine and projective models. This formulation allows us to obtain 3D reconstructions that are close to the true projective reconstructions while retaining a bilinear problem structure suitable for the VarPro method. Experimental results show that using pOSE has a high success rate to yield faithful 3D reconstructions from random initializations, taking one step towards initialization-free structure from motion.

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@InProceedings{Hong_2018_CVPR,
author = {Hyeong Hong, Je and Zach, Christopher},
title = {pOSE: Pseudo Object Space Error for Initialization-Free Bundle Adjustment},
booktitle = {The IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2018}
}