Two-view motion analysis: A unified algorithm

Xinhua Zhuang, Robert M. Haralick, Thomas S. Huang

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We present a linear algorithm for determining the three-dimensional rotation and translation of a rigid object from two time-sequential perspective views using point correspondences. The algorithm is different from existing ones in two respects. First, various measures for combating noise are incorporated. Second, the algorithm is unified in the sense that, assuming that the surface assumption holds, it can handle both the case of nonzero translation and the case of zero translation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1492-1500
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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