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
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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