Estimating Drivable Collision-Free Space from Monocular Video

Jian Yao, Srikumar Ramalingam, Yuichi Taguchi, Yohei Miki, Raquel Urtasun
2015 2015 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision  
In this paper we propose a novel algorithm for estimating the drivable collision-free space for autonomous navigation of on-road and on-water vehicles. In contrast to previous approaches that use stereo cameras or LIDAR, we show a method to solve this problem using a single camera. Inspired by the success of many vision algorithms that employ dynamic programming for efficient inference, we reduce the free space estimation task to an inference problem on a 1D graph, where each node represents a
more » ... olumn in the image and its label denotes a position that separates the free space from the obstacles. Our algorithm exploits several image and geometric features based on edges, color, and homography to define potential functions on the 1D graph, whose parameters are learned through structured SVM. We show promising results on the challenging KITTI dataset as well as video collected from boats.
doi:10.1109/wacv.2015.62 dblp:conf/wacv/YaoRTMU15 fatcat:4thuxhdtx5gb5eo3qady4z2xky