An Analysis of Interest Operators for FIDO

Chuck Thorpe
tech. report CMU-RI-TR-83-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1983


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Abstract
FIDO is a vision and navigation system for the CMU "Rover" mobile robot. The interest operator picks distinctive points to be tracked from image to image, both for stereo pairs of images and for images taken from a different Rover position. The performance of a simple interest operator is analyzed, and a theory is formed to explain its defects. A new interest operator is built, implementing the suggested improvements. Tests run on the original and the new interest operators. as well as on several other operators, show almost identical performance. The reasons for the lack of improvement are discussed.

Notes
Grant ID: #F33615-86-C-5-38
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center

Text Reference
Chuck Thorpe, "An Analysis of Interest Operators for FIDO," tech. report CMU-RI-TR-83-19, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1983

BibTeX Reference
@techreport{Thorpe_1983_66,
   author = "Chuck Thorpe",
   title = "An Analysis of Interest Operators for FIDO",
   booktitle = "",
   institution = "Robotics Institute",
   month = "December",
   year = "1983",
   number= "CMU-RI-TR-83-19",
   address= "Pittsburgh, PA",
}