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Occlusion-Robust 3D Sensing Using Aerial Imaging

Summary

Conventional active 3D sensing systems do not work well when other objects get between the measurement target and the measurement equipment, occluding the line of sight. In this research, we propose an active 3D sensing method that solves this occlusion problem by using a light field created using aerial imaging. In this light field, aerial luminous spots can be formed by focusing rays of light from multiple directions. Towards the occlusion problem, this configuration is effective, because even if some of the rays are occluded, the rays of other directions keep the spots. Our results showed that this method was able to measure the position and inclination of a target by using an aerial image of a single point light source and was robust against occlusions. In addition, we confirmed that multiple point light sources also worked well.






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References

  1. Masahiko Yasui, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Occlusion-Robust 3D Sensing Using Aerial Imaging, IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP 2016) (Evanston, 2016.5.15)/Proceedings, pp.170-179 (2016)
Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory, Department of Information Physics and Computing, Department of Creative Informatics,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
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