Distributed Smart Cameras, 2008. ICDSC 2008. Second ACM/IEEE International Conference on
distributed sensors, image registration, image sensors, intelligent sensors
A distributed smart camera network is a collective of vision-capable devices with enough processing power to execute algorithms for collaborative vision tasks. A true 3D sensing network applies to a broad range of applications, and local stereo vision capabilities at each node offer the potential for a particularly robust implementation. A novel spatial calibration method for such a network is presented, which obtains pose estimates suitable for collaborative 3D vision in a distributed fashion using two stages of registration on robust 3D features. The method is initially described in a geometrical sense, then presented in a practical implementation using existing vision and registration algorithms. The method is designed independently of networking details, making only a few basic assumptions about the underlying networkpsilas capabilities. Experiments using both software simulations and physical devices are designed and executed to demonstrate performance.
Mavrinac, Aaron; Chen, Xiang; and Tepe, Kemal. (2008). Feature-based calibration of distributed smart stereo camera networks. Distributed Smart Cameras, 2008. ICDSC 2008. Second ACM/IEEE International Conference on, 1-10.