Feature detection and matching in images with radial distortion

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Feature detection and matching in images with radial distortion
— Image keypoints are broadly used in robotics for different purposes, ranging from recognition to 3D reconstruction, passing by SLAM and visual servoing. Robust keypoint matching across different views is problematic because of the relative motion between camera and scene that causes significant changes in feature appearance. The problem can be partially overcome by using state-of-the-art methods for keypoint detection and matching, that are resilient to common affine transformations such as changes in scale and rotation. Unfortunately, these approaches are not invariant to the radial distortion present in images acquired by cameras with wide field-of-view. This article proposes modifications to the Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT), that improve the repeatability of detection and effectiveness of matching in the presence of distortion, while preserving the characteristics of invariance to scale and rotation. These modifications require an approximate modeling of the ima...
Miguel Lourenço, João P. Barreto, Ab
Added 26 Jan 2011
Updated 26 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where ICRA
Authors Miguel Lourenço, João P. Barreto, Abed Malti
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