Real-Time Depth Refinement for Specular Objects

Roy Or-El, Rom Hershkovitz, Aaron Wetzler, Guy Rosman, Alfred M. Bruckstein, Ron Kimmel; Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016, pp. 4378-4386


The introduction of consumer RGB-D scanners set off a major boost in 3D computer vision research. Yet, the precision of existing depth scanners is not accurate enough to recover fine details of a scanned object. While modern shading based depth refinement methods have been proven to work well with Lambertian objects, they break down in the presence of specularities. We present a novel shape from shading framework that addresses this issue and enhances both diffuse and specular objects' depth profiles. We take advantage of the built-in monochromatic IR projector and IR images of the RGB-D scanners and present a lighting model that accounts for the specular regions in the input image. Using this model, we reconstruct the depth map in real-time. Both quantitative tests and visual evaluations prove that the proposed method produces state of the art depth reconstruction results.

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author = {Or-El, Roy and Hershkovitz, Rom and Wetzler, Aaron and Rosman, Guy and Bruckstein, Alfred M. and Kimmel, Ron},
title = {Real-Time Depth Refinement for Specular Objects},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR)},
month = {June},
year = {2016}