The Geometry of Multiple Images
The Laws That Govern the Formation of Multiple Images of a Scene and Some of Their Applications
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Geometry of Multiple Images by Olivier Faugeras
Book DescriptionOver the last forty years, researchers have made great strides in elucidating the laws of image formation, processing, and understanding by animals, humans, and machines. This book describes the state of knowledge in one subarea of vision, the geometric laws that relate different views of a scene. Geometry, one of the oldest branches of mathematics, is the natural language for describing three-dimensional shapes and spatial relations. Projective geometry, the geometry that best models image formation, provides a unified framework for thinking about many geometric problems are relevant to vision. The book formalizes and analyzes the relations between multiple views of a scene from the perspective of various types of geometries. A key feature is that it considers Euclidean and affine geometries as special cases of projective geometry. Images play a prominent role in computer communications. Producers and users of images, in particular three-dimensional images, require a framework for stating and solving problems. The book offers a number of conceptual tools and theoretical results useful for the design of machine vision algorithms. It also illustrates these tools and results with many examples of real applications.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262562041
(229mm x 203mm x 28mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Olivier Faugeras
Three-Dimensional Computer Vision, Hardback (January 1994)» View all books by Olivier Faugeras
This monograph by one of the world's leading vision researchers provides a thorough, mathematically rigorous exposition of a broad and vital area in computer vision: the problems and techniques related to three-dimensional (stereo) vision and motion.
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Author Biography - Olivier Faugeras
Olivier Faugeras is Research Director and head of a computer vision group at INRIA and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Three-Dimensional Computer Vision (MIT Press, 1993).
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