Depth Completion From Sparse LiDAR Data With Depth-Normal Constraints

Yan Xu, Xinge Zhu, Jianping Shi, Guofeng Zhang, Hujun Bao, Hongsheng Li; Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, pp. 2811-2820


Depth completion aims to recover dense depth maps from sparse depth measurements. It is of increasing importance for autonomous driving and draws increasing attention from the vision community. Most of the current competitive methods directly train a network to learn a mapping from sparse depth inputs to dense depth maps, which has difficulties in utilizing the 3D geometric constraints and handling the practical sensor noises. In this paper, to regularize the depth completion and improve the robustness against noise, we propose a unified CNN framework that 1) models the geometric constraints between depth and surface normal in a diffusion module and 2) predicts the confidence of sparse LiDAR measurements to mitigate the impact of noise. Specifically, our encoder-decoder backbone predicts the surface normal, coarse depth and confidence of LiDAR inputs simultaneously, which are subsequently inputted into our diffusion refinement module to obtain the final completion results. Extensive experiments on KITTI depth completion dataset and NYU-Depth-V2 dataset demonstrate that our method achieves state-of-the-art performance. Further ablation study and analysis give more insights into the proposed components and demonstrate the generalization capability and stability of our model.

Related Material

[pdf] [supp]
author = {Xu, Yan and Zhu, Xinge and Shi, Jianping and Zhang, Guofeng and Bao, Hujun and Li, Hongsheng},
title = {Depth Completion From Sparse LiDAR Data With Depth-Normal Constraints},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV)},
month = {October},
year = {2019}