Quantum Robust Fitting

Tat-Jun Chin, David Suter, Shin-Fang Ch'ng, James Quach; Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV), 2020


Many computer vision applications need to recover structure from imperfect measurements of the real world. The task is often solved by robustly fitting a geometric model onto noisy and outlier-contaminated data. However, recent theoretical analyses indicate that many commonly used formulations of robust fitting in computer vision are not amenable to tractable solution and approximation. In this paper, we explore the usage of quantum computers for robust fitting. To do so, we examine and establish the practical usefulness of a robust fitting formulation inspired by the analysis of monotone Boolean functions. We then investigate a quantum algorithm to solve the formulation and analyse the computational speed-up possible over the classical algorithm. Our work thus proposes one of the first quantum treatments of robust fitting for computer vision.

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@InProceedings{Chin_2020_ACCV, author = {Chin, Tat-Jun and Suter, David and Ch'ng, Shin-Fang and Quach, James}, title = {Quantum Robust Fitting}, booktitle = {Proceedings of the Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV)}, month = {November}, year = {2020} }