Accession Number:

ADA464527

Title:

Motion from "X" by Compensating "Y"

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA CONTROL AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-03-07

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

This paper analyzes the geometry of the visual motion estimation problem in relation to transformations of the input images that stabilize particular output functions such as the motion of a point, a line and a plane in the image. By casting the problem within the popular epipolar geometry, we provide a common framework for including constraints such as point, line of plane fixation by just considering slices of the parameter manifold. The models we provide can be used for estimating motion from a batch using the preferred optimization techniques, or for defining dynamic filters that estimate motion from a causal sequence. We discuss methods for performing the necessary compensation by either controlling the support of the camera or by pre-processing the images. The compensation algorithms may be used also for recursively fitting a plane in 3-D both from point-features or directly from brightness. Conversely, they may be used for estimating motion relative to the plane independent of its parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Photography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE