Surviving Dominant Planes in Uncalibrated Structure and Motion Recovery [chapter]

Marc Pollefeys, Frank Verbiest, Luc Van Gool
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper we address the problem of uncalibrated structure and motion recovery from image sequences that contain dominant planes in some of the views. Traditional approaches fail when the features common to three consecutive views are all located on a plane. This is, however, a situation that is often hard to avoid in man-made environments. We propose a complete approach that detects the problem and defers the computation of parameters that are ambiguous in projective space (i.e. the
more » ... ation between partial reconstructions only sharing a common plane and poses of cameras only seeing planar features) till after self-calibration. Also a new linear self-calibration algorithm is proposed that couples the intrinsics between multiple subsequences. The final result is a complete metric 3D reconstruction of both structure and motion for the whole sequence. Experimental results on real image sequences show that the approach yields very good results.
doi:10.1007/3-540-47967-8_56 fatcat:wnmvl6dvgndi3gu5bqthshjacm