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Automatic Calibration and Reconstruction for Active Vision Systems


  • Treats automatic calibration and 3D reconstruction for structures light systems and catadioptric cameras

  • Completely new approach to automatic calibration

  • Presents an extensive study on the homography matrix and the fundamental matrix


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 1-15
  3. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 17-33
  4. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 35-56
  5. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 57-91
  6. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 93-115
  7. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 117-150
  8. Beiwei Zhang, Y. F. Li
    Pages 151-154
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 152-152

About this book


In this book, the design of two new planar patterns for camera calibration of intrinsic parameters is addressed and a line-based method for distortion correction is suggested. The dynamic calibration of structured light systems, which consist of a camera and a projector is also treated. Also, the 3D Euclidean reconstruction by using the image-to-world transformation is investigated. Lastly, linear calibration algorithms for the catadioptric camera are considered, and the homographic matrix and fundamental matrix are extensively studied. In these methods, analytic solutions are provided for the computational efficiency and redundancy in the data can be easily incorporated to improve reliability of the estimations. This volume will therefore prove valuable and practical tool for researchers and practioners working in image processing and computer vision and related subjects.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nanjing University of Finance and EconomNanjingChina, People's Republic
  2. 2.Dept. Manufacturing Engineering &, Engineering ManagementCity University of Hong KongHong KongHong Kong SAR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Automatic Calibration and Reconstruction for Active Vision Systems
  • Authors Beiwei Zhang
    Y. F. Li
  • Series Title Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
  • Series Abbreviated Title Intelligent Systems, Cont. (formerly: Microprocessor)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-2653-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-017-8100-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-007-2654-3
  • Series ISSN 2213-8986
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 166
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Robotics and Automation
    Image Processing and Computer Vision
    Computational Science and Engineering
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From the reviews:

“This is a small book … providing a good literature review and discussing the work of the authors on some problems in active vision systems and catadioptric systems. … the literature survey provided by the book on different problems is a valuable one, and also the example methods for different problems related to reconstruction using active and catadioptric vision systems give a good outlook into the field. It can be worth collecting for practitioners as well as for students studying active or catadioptric vision systems.” (M. Zeeshan Zia, IAPR Newsletter, Vol. 34 (3), July-August, 2012)