Voting-Based Approach to Nullspace Search for Correspondence Matching and Shape Recovery
Kazuhiko Kawamoto*, Atsushi Imiya**, and Kaoru Hirota***
*Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu Institute of Technology, 1-1 Sensui-cho, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu 804-8550, Japan
**Institute of Media and Information Technology, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
***Dept. of Computational Intelligence and Systems Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mail-Box G3-49, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan
A simultaneous search, called nullspace search, for matching correspondences among images and recovering 3-D objects is proposed by using a voting-based method to circumvent erroneous recovery of 3-D objects arising from wrong matched correspondences among images. It is able to avoid occlusion problems and cope with remarkable changes in visibility in a long image sequence. An experiment is done with synthetic and real image sequences, consisted of 30 images of a sphere and 10 images of a toy house, under the condition that 3-D points are occluded at most 50% of the sequence and the camera moves with rotational as well as translational motions. The proposed method gives a basis for organizing multiple dynamic images where occlusion occurs frequently.
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