JACIII Vol.18 No.5 pp. 736-744
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2014.p0736


3D Measurement of a Moving Object Using a Moving Camera Attached with a 6-Axis Sensor

Toshihiro Akamatsu, Fangyan Dong, and Kaoru Hirota

Tokyo Institute of Technology, G3-49, 4259 Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226-8502, Japan

July 5, 2013
April 18, 2014
Online released:
September 20, 2014
September 20, 2014
3D measurement, 6-axis sensor, moving object, moving camera

Measurement using a moving camera and a 6-axis sensor under the camera is proposed to determine the distance from the camera to the surface of a moving object and the object’s position movement in two continuous frame images. This makes it possible to measure the 3D position of a moving object at half of the computational cost while keeping the same accuracy as using a stereo camera. 3D measurement experiments with several original images show that the computational time using the proposal is about twice as fast as that of a stereo camera. The proposed method is planning to be used to vehicles or mobile robots avoid obstacles, and its use as a depth meter is also investigated.

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