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Depth from Brightness of Moving Images

Soatto, Stefano and Perona, Pietro (1995) Depth from Brightness of Moving Images. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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In this note we describe a method for recursively estimating the depth of a scene from a sequence of images. The input to the estimator are brightness values at a number of locations of a grid in a video image, and the output is the relative (scaled) depth corresponding to each image-point. The estimator is invariant with respect to the motion of the viewer, in the sense that the motion parameters are not part of the state of the estimator and therefore the estimates do not depend on motion as long as there is enough parallax (the translational velocity is nonzero). This scheme is a "direct" version of an other algorithm previously presented by the authors for estimating depth from point-feature correspondence independent of motion.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Perona, Pietro0000-0002-7583-5809
Additional Information:Research sponsored by NSF ERC in Neuromorphic Systems Engineering at Caltech, ONR grant N00014-93-1-0990. This work is registered as CDS technical report no. CIT-CDS 95-008, March 1995.
Group:Control and Dynamical Systems Technical Reports
Record Number:CaltechCDSTR:1995.008
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Deposited On:19 Sep 2006
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