Multi-view 3D Reconstruction from Uncalibrated Radially-Symmetric Cameras

Jae-Hak Kim, Yuchao Dai, Hongdong Li, Xin Du, Jonghyuk Kim; The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013, pp. 1896-1903


We present a new multi-view 3D Euclidean reconstruction method for arbitrary uncalibrated radially-symmetric cameras, which needs no calibration or any camera model parameters other than radial symmetry. It is built on the radial 1D camera model [25], a unified mathematical abstraction to different types of radially-symmetric cameras. We formulate the problem of multi-view reconstruction for radial 1D cameras as a matrix rank minimization problem. Efficient implementation based on alternating direction continuation is proposed to handle scalability issue for real-world applications. Our method applies to a wide range of omnidirectional cameras including both dioptric and catadioptric (central and non-central) cameras. Additionally, our method deals with complete and incomplete measurements under a unified framework elegantly. Experiments on both synthetic and real images from various types of cameras validate the superior performance of our new method, in terms of numerical accuracy and robustness.

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author = {Kim, Jae-Hak and Dai, Yuchao and Li, Hongdong and Du, Xin and Kim, Jonghyuk},
title = {Multi-view 3D Reconstruction from Uncalibrated Radially-Symmetric Cameras},
booktitle = {The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {December},
year = {2013}