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Motion compensation for structured light sensors
Author(s): Debjani Biswas; Christoph Mertz
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Paper Abstract

In order for structured light methods to work outside, the strong background from the sun needs to be suppressed. This can be done with bandpass filters, fast shutters, and background subtraction. In general this last method necessitates the sensor system to be stationary during data taking. The contribution of this paper is a method to compensate for the motion if the system is moving. The key idea is to use video stabilization techniques that work even if the illuminator is switched on and off from one frame to another. We used OpenCV functions and modules to implement a robust and efficient method. We evaluated it under various conditions and tested it on a moving robot outdoors. We will demonstrate that one can not only do 3D reconstruction under strong ambient light, but that it is also possible to observe optical properties of the objects in the environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9468, Unmanned Systems Technology XVII, 946808 (22 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179767
Show Author Affiliations
Debjani Biswas, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Christoph Mertz, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9468:
Unmanned Systems Technology XVII
Robert E. Karlsen; Douglas W. Gage; Charles M. Shoemaker; Grant R. Gerhart, Editor(s)

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