A Versatile Method for Depth Data Error Estimation in RGB-D Sensors
AbstractWe propose a versatile method for estimating the RMS error of depth data provided by generic 3D sensors with the capability of generating RGB and depth (D) data of the scene, i.e., the ones based on techniques such as structured light, time of flight and stereo. A common checkerboard is used, the corners are detected and two point clouds are created, one with the real coordinates of the pattern corners and one with the corner coordinates given by the device. After a registration of these two clouds, the RMS error is computed. Then, using curve fittings methods, an equation is obtained that generalizes the RMS error as a function of the distance between the sensor and the checkerboard pattern. The depth errors estimated by our method are compared to those estimated by state-of-the-art approaches, validating its accuracy and utility. This method can be used to rapidly estimate the quality of RGB-D sensors, facilitating robotics applications as SLAM and object recognition. View Full-Text
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Cabrera, E.V.; Ortiz, L.E.; Silva, B.M.F.; Clua, E.W.G.; Gonçalves, L.M.G. A Versatile Method for Depth Data Error Estimation in RGB-D Sensors. Sensors 2018, 18, 3122.
Cabrera EV, Ortiz LE, Silva BMF, Clua EWG, Gonçalves LMG. A Versatile Method for Depth Data Error Estimation in RGB-D Sensors. Sensors. 2018; 18(9):3122.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cabrera, Elizabeth V.; Ortiz, Luis E.; Silva, Bruno M.F.; Clua, Esteban W.G.; Gonçalves, Luiz M.G. 2018. "A Versatile Method for Depth Data Error Estimation in RGB-D Sensors." Sensors 18, no. 9: 3122.
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