Three Point Based Registration for Binocular Augmented Reality

Steve VALLERAND  Masayuki KANBARA  Naokazu YOKOYA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.6   pp.1554-1565
Publication Date: 2004/06/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Multimedia Pattern Processing
augmented reality,  vision-based registration,  three-point registration,  monocular vision,  stereo vision,  quantitative evaluation,  

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In order to perform the registration of virtual objects in vision-based augmented reality systems, the estimation of the relation between the real and virtual worlds is needed. This paper presents a three-point vision-based registration method for video see-through augmented reality systems using binocular cameras. The proposed registration method is based on a combination of monocular and stereoscopic registration methods. A correction method that performs an optimization of the registration by correcting the 2D positions in the images of the marker feature points is proposed. Also, an extraction strategy based on color information is put forward to allow the system to be robust to fast user's motion. In addition, a quantification method is used in order to evaluate the stability of the produced registration. Timing and stability results are presented. The proposed registration method is proven to be more stable than the standard stereoscopic registration method and to be independent of the distance. Even when the user moves quickly, our developed system succeeds in producing stable three-point based registration. Therefore, our proposed methods can be considered as interesting alternatives to produce the registration in binocular augmented reality systems when only three points are available.