Best Viewpoint Tracking for Camera Mounted on Robotic Arm with Dynamic Obstacles

Radim Tylecek
2017 2017 International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV)  
The problem of finding a next best viewpoint for 3D modeling or scene mapping has been explored in computer vision over the last decade. This paper tackles a similar problem, but with different characteristics. It proposes a method for dynamic next best viewpoint recovery of a target point while avoiding possible occlusions. Since the environment can change, the method has to iteratively find the next best view with a global understanding of the free and occupied parts. We model the problem as
more » ... set of possible viewpoints which correspond to the centers of the facets of a virtual tessellated hemisphere covering the scene. Taking into account occlusions, distances between current and future viewpoints, quality of the viewpoint and joint constraints (robot arm joint distances or limits), we evaluate the next best viewpoint. The proposal has been evaluated on 8 different scenarios with different occlusions and a short 3D video sequence to validate its dynamic performance.
doi:10.1109/3dv.2017.00022 dblp:conf/3dim/Tylecek17 fatcat:tlvjgytqlvbvzgqtqrp77lrgqu