Publication:REMODE: Probabilistic, Monocular Dense Reconstruction in Real Time

Publication: REMODE: Probabilistic, Monocular Dense Reconstruction in Real Time

  • Authors: Pizzoli, Matia; Forster, Christian; Scaramuzza, Davide

In this paper, we solve the problem of estimating dense and accurate depth maps from a single moving camera. A probabilistic depth measurement is carried out in real time on a per-pixel basis and the computed uncertainty is used to reject erroneous estimations and provide live feedback on the reconstruction progress. Our contribution is a novel approach to depth map computation that combines Bayesian estimation and recent development on convex optimization for image processing. We demonstrate that our method outperforms state-of-the-art techniques in terms of accuracy, while exhibiting high efficiency in memory usage and computing power. We call our approach REMODE (REgularized MOnocular Depth Estimation) and the CUDA-based implementation runs at 30Hz on a laptop computer.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014