APPLICATION OF A HIGH-SPEED STEREOVISION SENSOR TO 3D SHAPE ACQUISITION OF FLYING BATS

Yijun Xiao, Robert B. Fisher

Abstract

3D shape acquisition of fast-moving objects is an emerging area with many potential applications. This paper presents a novel application of 3D acquisition for studying the dynamic external morphology of live bats in flight. The 3D acquisition technique is based on binocular stereovision. Two high-speed (500 fps) calibrated machine vision cameras are employed to capture intensity images from the bats simultaneously, and 3D shape information of the bats is derived from the stereo video recording. Since the high-speed stereovision system and the bat dynamic morphology study application are both novel, it was unknown to what extent the system could perform 3D acquisition of the bats’ shapes. We carried out experiments to evaluate the performance of the system using artificial objects in various controlled conditions, and the knowledge gained helped us deploy the system in the on-site data acquisition. Our analysis of the real data demonstrates the feasibility of gathering 3D dynamic measurements on bats’ bodies from a few selected feature points and the possibility of recovering dense 3D shapes of bat heads from the stereo video data acquired. Issues are revealed in the 3D shape recovery, most notably related to motion blur and occlusion.

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Xiao Y. and B. Fisher R. (2010). APPLICATION OF A HIGH-SPEED STEREOVISION SENSOR TO 3D SHAPE ACQUISITION OF FLYING BATS . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-028-3, pages 431-434. DOI: 10.5220/0002823804310434


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp10,
author={Yijun Xiao and Robert B. Fisher},
title={APPLICATION OF A HIGH-SPEED STEREOVISION SENSOR TO 3D SHAPE ACQUISITION OF FLYING BATS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)},
year={2010},
pages={431-434},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002823804310434},
isbn={978-989-674-028-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications - Volume 1: VISAPP, (VISIGRAPP 2010)
TI - APPLICATION OF A HIGH-SPEED STEREOVISION SENSOR TO 3D SHAPE ACQUISITION OF FLYING BATS
SN - 978-989-674-028-3
AU - Xiao Y.
AU - B. Fisher R.
PY - 2010
SP - 431
EP - 434
DO - 10.5220/0002823804310434