Introduction

This page provides an implementation of our mirror-based camera calibration algorithm presented as

K. Takahashi, S. Nobuhara and T. Matsuyama: A New Mirror-based Extrinsic Camera Calibration Using an Orthogonality Constraint, CVPR2012

and

K. Takahashi, S. Nobuhara and T. Matsuyama: Mirror-based Camera Pose Estimation Using an Orthogonality Constraint, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications, Vol.8, pp.11--19, 2016

The motivation of this project is to calibrate a camera w.r.t. a reference object which is not observable from the camera. This happens, for example, in display-camera systems such as digital signage, webcam attached to laptop PC, etc. Once obtained the mapping between the display pixel coordinate system and the camera coordinate system, it becomes possible to compute the gazing point (pixel) of a person in front of the display by estimating the gazing direction in the camera coordinate system. This scenario allows the person to move fre ely, while conventional methods typically restrict the head position to be fixed.

The key point to solve the problem is the use of mirrored images. Suppose we have a single static camera $$C$$ and a static reference object $$X$$ as shown below. The camera $$C$$ cannot observe the reference object $$X$$ directly. Instead, we use a mirror $$\pi$$ and let the camera $$C$$ observe the reference object $$X$$ through it. The goal of our mirror-based calibration is to estimate the relative posture $$R$$ and position $$T$$ of the camera $$C$$ against the reference object $$X$$ by observing three point s of $$X$$ via three mirrors $$\pi_j (j=1,2,3)$$ under different unknown positions and orientations.

Overview

Source code

License

This source code is provided under the BSD 3-Clause license.

Copyright (c) 2012, Kosuke Takahashi, Shohei Nobuhara and Takashi Matsuyama
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Ver.1 (CVPR, 3-points / 3-mirrors version)

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Ver.2 (CVA, n-points / m-mirrors version)

Please use the latest code at GitHub. See the instruction for details.

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