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Can Lucas-Kanade be used to estimate motion parallax in 3D cluttered scenes?

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2 Author(s)
Couture, V. ; McGill Univ., Quebec ; Langer, M.S.

When an observer moves in a 3D static scene, the motion field depends on the depth of the visible objects and on the observer's instantaneous translation and rotation. By computing the difference between nearby motion field vectors, the observer can estimate the direction of local motion parallax and in turn the direction of heading. It has recently been argued that, in 3D cluttered scenes such as a forest, computing local image motion using classical optical flow methods is problematic since these classical methods have problems at depth discontinuities. Hence, estimating local motion parallax from optical flow should be problematic as well. In this paper we evaluate this claim. We use the classical Lucas-Kanade method to estimate optical flow and the Rieger-Lawton method to estimate the direction of motion parallax from the estimated flow. We compare the motion parallax estimates to those of the frequency based method of Mann-Langer. We find that if the Lucas-Kanade estimates are sufficiently pruned, using both an eigenvalue condition and a mean absolute error condition, then the Lucas- Kanade/Rieger-Lawton method can perform as well as or better than the frequency-based method.

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Computer and Robot Vision, 2007. CRV '07. Fourth Canadian Conference on

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28-30 May 2007