8 February 2005 Computing homography with RANSAC algorithm: a novel method of registration
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An AR (Augmented Reality) system can integrate computer-generated objects with the image sequences of real world scenes in either an off-line or a real-time way. Registration, or camera pose estimation, is one of the key techniques to determine its performance. The registration methods can be classified as model-based and move-matching. The former approach can accomplish relatively accurate registration results, but it requires the precise model of the scene, which is hard to be obtained. The latter approach carries out registration by computing the ego-motion of the camera. Because it does not require the prior-knowledge of the scene, its registration results sometimes turn out to be less accurate. When the model defined is as simple as a plane, a mixed method is introduced to take advantages of the virtues of the two methods mentioned above. Although unexpected objects often occlude this plane in an AR system, one can still try to detect corresponding points with a contract-expand method, while this will import erroneous correspondences. Computing homography with RANSAC algorithm is used to overcome such shortcomings. Using the robustly estimated homography resulted from RANSAC, the camera projective matrix can be recovered and thus registration is accomplished even when the markers are lost in the scene.
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Xiaowei Li, Xiaowei Li, Yue Liu, Yue Liu, Yongtian Wang, Yongtian Wang, Dayuan Yan, Dayuan Yan, } "Computing homography with RANSAC algorithm: a novel method of registration", Proc. SPIE 5637, Electronic Imaging and Multimedia Technology IV, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579121; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.579121
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