A Stereo Machine for Video-rate Dense Depth Mapping and Its New Applications

Takeo Kanade, A. Yoshida, K. Oda, H. Kano, and M. Tanaka
Proceedings of the 15th Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (ICVPR '96), June, 1996, pp. 196-202.


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Abstract
We have developed a video-rate stereo machine that has the capability of generating a dense depth map at the video rate. The performance bench marks of the CMU video-rate stereo machine are: 1) multi-image input of up to 6 cameras; 2) throughput of 30 million point/spl times/disparity measurement per second; 3) frame rate of 30 frame/sec; 4) a dense depth map of up to 256/spl times/240 pixels; 5) disparity search range of up to 60 pixels; 6) high precision of depth output up to 8 bits (with interpolation). The capability of passively producing such a dense depth map (3D representation) of a scene at the video rate can open up a new class of applications of 3D vision: merging real and virtual worlds in real time.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Vision for Virtual Environments
Associated Project(s): Video-rate Stereo Machine

Text Reference
Takeo Kanade, A. Yoshida, K. Oda, H. Kano, and M. Tanaka, "A Stereo Machine for Video-rate Dense Depth Mapping and Its New Applications," Proceedings of the 15th Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (ICVPR '96), June, 1996, pp. 196-202.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Kanade_1996_2458,
   author = "Takeo Kanade and A. Yoshida and K. Oda and H. Kano and M. Tanaka",
   title = "A Stereo Machine for Video-rate Dense Depth Mapping and Its New Applications",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 15th Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (ICVPR '96)",
   pages = "196-202",
   month = "June",
   year = "1996",
}