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Reconstructing Depth from Spatiotemporal Curves
Rui Rodrigues, António Ramires Fernandes, Kees van Overveld & Fabian Ernst

In D.D. Gorodnichy and H. Zhang, editor(s), 15th International Conference on Vision Interface, pp 252-259, Calgary, Canada. May, 2002.

Best Paper Award


We present a novel approach for 3D reconstruction based on multiple video frames taken from a static scene. Our solution emerges from the spatiotemporal analysis of video frames. The method is based on a best fitting scheme for spatiotemporal depth curves, which allows us to compute 3D world coordinates of the objects within the scene. As opposed to a large number of current methods, our technique deals with random camera movements in a transparent way, and even performs better in these cases than with pure translation. Robustness against occlusion and aliasing is inherent to the method as well.