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2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) (2017)
Venice, Italy
Oct. 22, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017
ISSN: 2380-7504
ISBN: 978-1-5386-1032-9
pp: 627-637
ABSTRACT
In this work we propose a new CNN+LSTM architecture for camera pose regression for indoor and outdoor scenes. CNNs allow us to learn suitable feature representations for localization that are robust against motion blur and illumination changes. We make use of LSTM units on the CNN output, which play the role of a structured dimensionality reduction on the feature vector, leading to drastic improvements in localization performance. We provide extensive quantitative comparison of CNN-based and SIFT-based localization methods, showing the weaknesses and strengths of each. Furthermore, we present a new large-scale indoor dataset with accurate ground truth from a laser scanner. Experimental results on both indoor and outdoor public datasets show our method outperforms existing deep architectures, and can localize images in hard conditions, e.g., in the presence of mostly textureless surfaces, where classic SIFT-based methods fail.
INDEX TERMS
cameras, correlation methods, feature extraction, feedforward neural nets, image representation, pose estimation, regression analysis, transforms
CITATION

F. Walch, C. Hazirbas, L. Leal-Taixe, T. Sattler, S. Hilsenbeck and D. Cremers, "Image-Based Localization Using LSTMs for Structured Feature Correlation," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Venice, Italy, 2018, pp. 627-637.
doi:10.1109/ICCV.2017.75
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