A Multiple-Camera System Calibration Toolbox Using a Feature Descriptor-Based Calibration Pattern

July 18, 2013 in ETHZ-CVG, Publications, year 3 by admin

Bo Li, Lionel Heng, Kevin Koeser, and Marc Pollefeys

2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems

This paper presents a novel feature descriptorbased calibration pattern and a Matlab toolbox which uses the specially designed pattern to easily calibrate both the intrinsics and extrinsics of a multiple-camera system. In contrast to existing calibration patterns, in particular, the ubiquitous chessboard, the proposed pattern contains many more features of varying scales; such features can be easily and automatically detected. The proposed toolbox supports the calibration of a camera system which can comprise either normal pinhole cameras or catadioptric cameras. The calibration only requires that neighboring cameras observe parts of the calibration pattern at the same time; the observed parts may not overlap at all. No overlapping ???elds of view are assumed for the camera system. We show that the toolbox can easily be used to automatically calibrate camera systems.


@inproceedings{liIROS13b,
author = {Bo Li and
Lionel Heng and
Kevin Koeser and
Marc Pollefeys},
title = {A Multiple-Camera System Calibration Toolbox Using a Feature Descriptor-Based Calibration Pattern},
booktitle = {IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
year = {2013},
pages = {}
}

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