ADVIO: An Authentic Dataset for Visual-Inertial Odometry

Santiago Cortes, Arno Solin, Esa Rahtu, Juho Kannala; Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2018, pp. 419-434


The lack of realistic and open benchmarking datasets for pedestrian visual-inertial odometry has made it hard to pinpoint differences in published methods. Existing datasets either lack a full six degree-of-freedom ground-truth or are limited to small spaces with optical tracking systems. We take advantage of advances in pure inertial navigation, and develop a set of versatile and challenging real-world computer vision benchmark sets for visual-inertial odometry. For this purpose, we have built a test rig equipped with an iPhone, a Google Pixel Android phone, and a Google Tango device. We provide a wide range of raw sensor data that is accessible on almost any modern-day smartphone together with a high-quality ground-truth track. We also compare resulting visual-inertial tracks from Google Tango, ARCore, and Apple ARKit with two recent methods published in academic forums. The data sets cover both indoor and outdoor cases, with stairs, escalators, elevators, office environments, a shopping mall, and metro station.

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author = {Cortes, Santiago and Solin, Arno and Rahtu, Esa and Kannala, Juho},
title = {ADVIO: An Authentic Dataset for Visual-Inertial Odometry},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)},
month = {September},
year = {2018}