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Where did I take that snapshot? Scene-based homing by image matching

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Where did I take that snapshot? Scene-based homing by image matching
In homing tasks, the goal is often not marked by visible objects but must be inferred from the spatial relation to the visual cues in the surrounding scene. The exact computation of the goal direction would require knowledge about the distances to visible landmarks, information, which is not directly available to passive vision systems. However, if prior assumptions about typical distance distributions are used, a snapshot taken at the goal suces to compute the goal direction from the current view. We show that most existing approaches to scene-based homing implicitly assume an isotropic landmark distribution. As an alternative, we propose a homing scheme that uses parameterized displacement ®elds. These are obtained from an approximation that incorporates prior knowledge about perspective distortions of the visual environment. A mathematical analysis proves that both approximations do not prevent the schemes from approaching the goal with arbitrary accuracy, but lead to di€erent e...
Matthias O. Franz, Bernhard Schölkopf, Hanspe
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Type Journal
Year 1998
Where BC
Authors Matthias O. Franz, Bernhard Schölkopf, Hanspeter A. Mallot, Heinrich H. Bülthoff
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