Brief description

Several vision tasks rely upon the availability of sets of corresponding features among images. We present a method which, given some corresponding features in two stereo images, addresses the problem of matching them with features extracted from a second stereo pair captured from a distant viewpoint. The proposed method is based on the assumption that the viewed scene contains two planar surfaces and exploits geometric constraints that are imposed by the existence of these planes to predict the location of image features in the second stereo pair. The resulting scheme handles point and line features in a unified manner and is capable of successfully matching features extracted from stereo pairs acquired from considerably different viewpoints. Experimental results from a prototype implementation demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach.

Sample results

Left image of the 1st stereo-pair, right image of the 1st stereo-pair, left image of the 2nd stereo-pair

Point matches in the left and the right images of the first stereo pair

Resulting matched points at the distant, left image of the second stereo pair, reconstruction of scene and camera geometry based on the extracted correspondences (side view), reconstruction of scene and camera geometry based on the extracted correspondences (top view).

Contributors

Stavros Tzurbakis, Manolis Lourakis, Antonis Argyros, Stelios Orphanoudakis

Relevant publications

  • M.I.A. Lourakis, S. Tzurbakis, A.A. Argyros, S. Orphanoudakis “Feature Transfer and Matching in Disparate Views through the Use of Plane Homographies”, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, (T-PAMI), Vol. 25, No 2, pp. 271-276, February 2003.
  • M.I.A. Lourakis, S. Tzurbakis, A.A. Argyros, S. Orphanoudakis “Using Geometric Constraints for Matching Disparate Stereo Views of 3D Scenes Containing Planes”, in proceedings of the International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR'00), Vol. 1, pp. 1419, Barcelona, Spain, September 3-8, 2000.
  • M.I.A. Lourakis, S. Tzurbakis, A.A. Argyros, S. Orphanoudakis, “Using Geometric Constraints for Matching Disparate Stereo Views of 3D Scenes Containing Planes”, TR268 ICS-FORTH, February 2000.

The electronic versions of the above publications can be downloaded from my publications page.