新西兰皇家科学院院士,新西兰奥克兰理工大学教授Reinhard Klette讲座通知

报告时间 9月12日

Title: Variants for Visual OdometryEstimation

Speaker: Prof. Reinhard Klette

Time14:00-15:00, Sept.12

PlaceN3-332

 

Abstract:

Visual odometry (VO) has been extensivelystudied in the last decade.  VO aims at the recovery of a cameratrajectory from an image sequence. Stereo vision-based VO techniques solvethe egomotion estimation problem by means of disparity-derived 3D scenestructure. Typically, one of the two images is only used for disparitycomputation.

This talk discusses at first thedevelopment of a generic feature tracking framework extending the classical VOproblem into a higher dimension, where the image data of both cameras arefully used. Six tracking topologies proposed in literature, namely linear,lookahead, stereo linear, parallel, circular and crosseye, are reviewedand evaluated. Based on the experimental results, we found benefits of takingright images into account through the feature tracking process, over thetypical stereo VO implementation. The stereo-parallel configuration, whichindependently maintains feature tracking on each camera and have thetracked features integrated via a left-right matching, has achieved the mostsignificant improvement of 30% over the conventional linear configuration.

Despite a variety of implementationdetails, proposed VO approaches basically share the same principle - aminimisation of a carefully chosen energy function. This talk also reviewsfour commonly adopted energy models including perspective, epipolar, rigid, andphotometric alignments, and proposes a novel VO technique that unifiesmultiple objectives for outlier rejection and egomotion estimation tooutperform mono-objective egomotion estimation. Experiments show animprovement above 50% is achievable by trading off 15% additional computationalcosts.  - This talk informs about joint work with Dr.Hsiang-Jen Chien and further (former) students or colleagues.

 

Bio:

ReinhardKlette,现任新西兰皇家科学院院士,新西兰奥克兰理工大学教授,机器人与视觉中心主任。1973年和1978年获得德国耶拿大学数学硕士和博士学位,并于1982年获得德国耶拿大学计算机科学博士学位,曾任德国科学院、柏林技术大学,以及新西兰奥克兰大学教授。Reinhard Klette教授在IEEE TCVPR, ICCV, IROS, AI会议发表相关学术论文100余篇。1995年至今,多次应邀作为重要国际学术会议的主讲嘉宾。2003年,于美国马里兰大学Azriel教授合作编著首部综合性专著《数字图像几何算法》。20114月至201310月任JCET(控制工程和技术)期刊创刊主编。2001年至2008年任IEEE PAMI副主编,现任Journal of Information andCommunication Convergence Engineering编辑,Computational Imaging and Vision编辑,并任多个期刊编委。欧洲计算机图形和模式分析委员会终身荣誉会员,环太平洋图像和视频技术研讨委员会委员。近期主要研究方向为基于视觉的辅助驾驶、计算机视觉和道路安全、人的姿态理解等。