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A novel convergence control method for toed-in stereo camera systems
Author(s): Ja-Won Seo; Changick Kim
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a novel convergence control method for toed-in stereo camera systems. The proposed method automatically computes a convergence angle for both (i.e., left and right) cameras to locate a target object at image center. Unlike other image based auto-convergence algorithms, the proposed method aims at controlling the angle of yaw of stereo camera, and thus makes a disparity of the target object be zero while capturing stereoscopic images. The proposed algorithm is based on the fact that an object at convergence position has a zero-disparity in stereoscopic images under the toed-in camera configuration. As a result, we can avoid the accommodation-convergence conflict while watching the target object in stereoscopic images. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method effectively estimates convergence angles for target objects at different distances.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8499, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV, 84991P (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.930235
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Ja-Won Seo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)
Changick Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8499:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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