By Topic

Inherent ambiguities in recovering 3-D motion and structure from a noisy flow field

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$33 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Adiv, Gilad ; Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA

One of the major areas in research on dynamic scene analysis is recovering 3-D motion and structure from optical flow information. Two problems which may arise due to the presence of noise in the flow field are examined. First, motion parameters of the sensor or a rigidly moving object may be extremely difficult to estimate because there may exist a large set of significantly incorrect solutions which induce flow fields similar to the correct one. The second problem is in the decomposition of the environment into independently moving objects. Two such objects may induce optical flows which are compatible with the same motion parameters, and hence, there is no way to refute the hypothesis that these flows are generated by one rigid object. These ambiguities are inherent in the sense that they are algorithm-independent. Using a mathematical analysis, situations where these problems are likely to arise are characterized. A few examples demonstrate the conclusions. Constraints and parameters which can be recovered even in ambiguous situations are presented

Published in:

Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 5 )