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Real-time data fusion on stabilizing camera pose estimation output for vision-based road navigation
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a novel framework of vision-based road navigation system, which superimposes virtual 3D navigation indicators and traffic signs onto the real road scene in an Augmented Reality (AR) space. To properly align objects in the real and virtual world, it is essential to keep tracking camera's exact 3D position and orientation, which is well known as the Registration Problem. Traditional vision based or inertial sensor based solutions are mostly designed for well-structured environment, which is however unavailable for outdoor uncontrolled road navigation applications. This paper proposed a hybrid system that combines vision, GPS and 3D inertial gyroscope technologies to stabilize the camera pose estimation output. The fusion approach is based on our PMM (parameterized model matching) algorithm, in which the road shape model is derived from the digital map referring to GPS absolute road position, and matches with road features extracted from the real image. Inertial data estimates the initial possible motion, and also serves as relative tolerance to stable the pose output. The algorithms proposed in this paper are validated with the experimental results of real road tests under different road conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 May 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5291, Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XI, (21 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.524041
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Zhencheng Hu, Kumamoto Univ. (Japan)
Keiichi Uchimura, Kumamoto Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5291:
Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems XI
Mark T. Bolas; Andrew J. Woods; John O. Merritt; Stephen A. Benton, Editor(s)

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