Single-camera 3D image reconstruction

Computer vision has become popular for observing remote environments, whether monitoring undersea habitats, or inspecting industrial equipment.  Recovering 3D geometry of a scene using 2D images requires special camera calibration.

University of Alberta researchers have developed a new technology to calibrate and reconstruct underwater 3D images using a single camera, exploiting the triple wavelength dispersion phenomenon. This technology does not require a calibration object and can estimate camera parameters more accurately than any other existing method reported. Using a single camera instead of two cameras in stereo is less expensive and encounters fewer calibration hurdles.

Licensing Opportunity New Method for Single-Camera 3D Underwater Image Reconstruction

Reconstructed 3D model of Folger Passage underwater seafloor observations.

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