GPU-Based Optimization of Self-Organizing Map Feature Matching for Real-Time Stereo Vision

Kajal Sharma, Saifullah Saifullah, Inkyu Moon
2014 Journal of information and communication convergence engineering  
In this paper, we present a graphics processing unit (GPU)-based matching technique for the purpose of fast feature matching between different images. The scale invariant feature transform algorithm developed by Lowe for various feature matching applications, such as stereo vision and object recognition, is computationally intensive. To address this problem, we propose a matching technique optimized for GPUs to perform computations in less time. We optimize GPUs for fast computation of
more » ... to make our system quick and efficient. The proposed method uses a self-organizing map feature matching technique to perform efficient matching between the different images. The experiments are performed on various image sets to examine the performance of the system under varying conditions, such as image rotation, scaling, and blurring. The experimental results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the existing feature matching methods, resulting in fast feature matching due to the optimization of the GPU.
doi:10.6109/jicce.2014.12.2.128 fatcat:fkvc76vjlvelxcdeiptggffod4