3D motion estimation by evidence gathering

Anas Abuzaina, Mark S. Nixon, John N. Carter
2016 2016 23rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR)  
In this paper we introduce an algorithm for 3D motion estimation in point clouds that is based on Chasles' kinematic theorem. The proposed algorithm estimates 3D motion parameters directly from the data by exploiting the geometry of rigid transformation using an evidence gathering technique in a Hough-voting-like approach. The algorithm provides an alternative to the feature description and matching pipelines commonly used by numerous 3D object recognition and registration algorithms, as it
more » ... not involve keypoint detection and feature descriptor computation and matching. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first research to use kinematics theorems in an evidence gathering framework for motion estimation and surface matching without the use of any given correspondences. Moreover, we propose a method for voting for 3D motion parameters using a one-dimensional accumulator space, which enables voting for motion parameters more efficiently than other methods that use up to 7-dimensional accumulator spaces.
doi:10.1109/icpr.2016.7899890 dblp:conf/icpr/AbuzainaNC16 fatcat:ang25u2pl5hs3da2cgc7otqiu4