A Matlab-Based Testbed for Integration, Evaluation and Comparison of Heterogeneous Stereo Vision Matching Algorithms

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Correal Tezanos, Raúl and Pajares Martinsanz, Gonzalo and Ruz Ortíz, José Jaime (2016) A Matlab-Based Testbed for Integration, Evaluation and Comparison of Heterogeneous Stereo Vision Matching Algorithms. Robotics, 5 (4). p. 24. ISSN 2218-6581

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Abstract

Stereo matching is a heavily researched area with a prolific published literature and a broad spectrum of heterogeneous algorithms available in diverse programming languages. This paper presents a Matlab-based testbed that aims to centralize and standardize this variety of both current and prospective stereo matching approaches. The proposed testbed aims to facilitate the application of stereo-based methods to real situations. It allows for configuring and executing algorithms, as well as comparing results, in a fast, easy and friendly setting. Algorithms can be combined so that a series of processes can be chained and executed consecutively, using the output of a process as input for the next; some additional filtering and image processing techniques have been included within the testbed for this purpose. A use case is included to illustrate how these processes are sequenced and its effect on the results for real applications. The testbed has been conceived as a collaborative and incremental open-source project, where its code is accessible and modifiable, with the objective of receiving contributions and releasing future versions to include new algorithms and features. It is currently available online for the research community.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:stereovision; 3D scene reconstruction; matching algorithms; correspondence; computer vision; image processing; robotics; testbed; open-source; Matlab
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Programming languages (Electronic computers)
Sciences > Computer science > Computer programming
ID Code:67655
Deposited On:06 Sep 2021 12:05
Last Modified:06 Sep 2021 12:05

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