Estimation of 3D structure and motion from image corners

Yuncai Liu, Xiaoyun Zhang, Thomas S. Huang

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This paper deals with motion estimation from image corner correspondences in two cases: The orthogonal corner and the general corner with known space angles. The contribution of the paper is in three folds: First, the three-dimensional structure of a corner is recovered easily from its image by introducing a new coordinate system; second, it is shown that the one corner and two points correspondences over two views are su4cient to uniquely determine the motion, i.e., the rotation and translation; third, experiments using both simulated data and real images are conducted, which present good results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1269-1277
Number of pages9
JournalPattern Recognition
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2003


  • 3D structure
  • Corner correspondence
  • Man-made objects
  • Motion estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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