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2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'06) (2006)
New York, NY
June 17, 2006 to June 22, 2006
ISSN: 1063-6919
ISBN: 0-7695-2597-0
pp: 495-502
Gary Atkinson , University of York, UK
Edwin Hancock , University of York, UK
ABSTRACT
A new method for multiple viewpoint 3D shape reconstruction is presented that relies on the polarization properties of surface reflection. The method is intended to complement existing stereo techniques by establishing correspondence for surfaces without salient features. The phase and degree of polarization from two views of an object are used to reconstruct surface patches. Local surface properties are then used to both align these patches and to compute a cost for that alignment. This cost is used as a basis to establish correspondence between the two views. The method is tested on an object library comprising shapes of varying complexity and material. An accuracy assessment is also presented where real world data are compared to ground truth.
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CITATION

E. Hancock and G. Atkinson, "Polarization-based Surface Reconstruction via Patch Matching," 2006 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'06)(CVPR), New York, NY, 2006, pp. 495-502.
doi:10.1109/CVPR.2006.226
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