Stereoscopic depth analysis in video real-time by means of causal electronic filters

Porr, B. and Wörgötter, F.

Int. J. Comp. Vis. (IJCV) 49(1), 39-55.

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The analysis of the depth coordinates of objects in a visual scene is of vital importance for animals as well as in technological applications like autonomous robot navigation or product quality control. In this article we describe a phase-based algorithm for stereoscopic depth analysis which utilizes IIR-filters. This algorithm is especially well suited to be built into dedicated VLSI-hardware and can therefore, also be used as a fast realtime front end in any more general image processing system.

Bernd Porr
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