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A camera is an optical instrument for recording or capturing images, which may be stored locally, transmitted to another location, or both.

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How can I preserve a high framerate while using at least 1280x720 resolution on 2 USB cameras on the same computer?

To expand on this, I have a down-facing camera using the whycon ROS node on Ubuntu 16.04 Kinetic on a quad-core computer with 640x480@60fps MJPG video. I'm also using the ...
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Stereo-Calibration with Variable focal cameras

Is it possible to perform stereo-calibration with cameras having variable focus? and if so, how is it done basically?
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Stereo Rectification when Extrinsics are known

Suppose I have two cameras $C_1$ and $C_2$ arranged in a stereo configuration. Let us assume that the camera is free of distortion with ideal intrinsics and that the camera extrinsics $R$ and $t$ are ...
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hand-eye calibration for wheeled mobile robots

I am new to robotics and working with a wheeled mobile robot with one Kinect mounted on top of it currently. The robot knows its position in the environment via some means. I encounter one problem. ...
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Setting up a Structured Light Stereo system

I am trying to get started with a stereo experiment and wanted to know the mistakes I might have made during the experiment. The goal is to calculate the depth map of an object using one light ...
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Hand eye calibration of robot arm using a 2D camera and marker of known size

If my understanding is correct, one flavor of hand eye calibration requires the following pairs of data for different robot arm positions: The transform from the robot base to the robot hand. The ...
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Which algorithms to locate a static 3D object relative to a moving camera/IMU?

I am using typical setup with camera and IMU as found on a smartphone. Using this, I would like to estimate the relative pose between the camera and an object (for simplicity, let's say a cube). The ...
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Question about Lens distortion

Suppose I have a 240x180 camera with the following distortion co-efficients, $$k_1 = -0.138592767408$$ $$k_2=0.0933736664192$$ $$k_3=0.0$$ $$p_1=k_4=-0.000335586987532$$ $$p_2=k_5=0.000173720158228$$ ...
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Accuracy of monocular visual-inertial odometry

I am currently considering to use monocular visual-inertial odometry (VIO) to localize a smartphone relative to a known object. Now, what I would like to understand is, what kind of accuracy I can ...
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Trigger two usb cameras at the same time

I'm studyng stereo cameras, and I want to build one. I searched a lot in internet, and the opinions are quite different about this topic. Basically, my question is: Can I synchronize two usb ...
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How to do IMU and camera “sensor fusion” tracking?

I have some 50ms latency cameras at hand and a 800Hz IMU (gyro+accelerometer+magnetometer). I would like to know how exactly how I should do a sensor fusion of such an IMU and camera to fix the ...
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Robot localization using sensor fusion (How to model the Extended Kalman Filter)?

I am new to the robotics field and sensor fusion as well. I am trying to localize my robot using the data from my camera and the odometery through extended Kalman filter. I have the data offline, I ...
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Vısual sensor.camera lenses with a field of view of more than 180 degree

What kind of camera models can be used for lenses with a field of view of more than 180 degree ? Is ıt possible if not why? Are fisheye lenses suitable for this purpose?
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Algorithm for orientation (pan/tilt) towards a moving point

Main Question: note: The code in this question is pseudo-code, I'm using Python, but my pseudo-code is a mix of Python and C++. I have a camera on the top of my robot's "head" which has pan and tilt ...
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what's the difference among rgb-d camera, depth camera, 3d camera, and stereo camera?

I'm very new in this field so my question may be very stupid. I apologize for this at first. I'm trying to use a proper camera to run a SLAM algorithm. As suggested by some people, stereo camera may ...
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Extrinsic Calibration Target Depth Camera

What's a good calibration object for the extrinsic calibration (rotation + translation) of a depth camera (no color sensor, only depth)? With RGB, people seem to typically use chessboard pattern or ...
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What materials can I put in front of a RGB camera and LED IR lights to hide the sensors as much as possible?

I'm making a consumer camera prototype and want to make the front look as clean as possible. Right now I use a completely transparent material and the camera and the IR Lights (with their red hue) are ...
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Can you find object distance using camera pose

I have bounding boxes detected in RGB images, but no information about the camera's intrinsic properties. Using deep learning (preferably) can I find the distance to the object from the camera in real ...
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Stereo vision setup to obtain depth map

I am currently working on a project that requires me to obtain depth information and point cloud map of objects in an indoor environment ( roughly twice the size of a normal room). I would like to ...
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Finding the manufacturer for a sensor

We're building a smart camera and one of our competitors is using a depth sensor we're interested in using. If we open up the product, is it common to be able to see manufacturer information for ...
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Depth cameras with varying illuminations

We realized that depth cameras (IFM) tend to create a lot of noise when exposed in areas with direct sunlight. Are there any approaches to deal with illuminations? Eliminating pixels for instance?
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Image coordinate to robot coordinate

I am working with a Nao robot. One if the things I want to do is the following: Take an image of geometrical objects in front of the Nao (done) Extract features from the objects in the image, such as ...
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Smart camera image processing on embedded GPU vs. in the cloud

I'm working on a smart camera that does key point prediction (predicting locations of wrists, elbow, shoulder, ears, eyes, nose, etc.) for gesture recognition. Right now, the neural net is running on ...
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OpenCV get topdown view of planar pattern by using intrinsic and extrinsic from cameraCalibrate

Originally I have a image with a perfect circle grid, denoted as A I add some lens distortion and perspective transformation to it, and it becomes B In camera calibration, A would be my destination ...
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Determining time difference of image capturing in multi camera setup

it is widely discussed in this forum, how to sync multiple cameras (e.g. best done via hardware trigger). Now I'd like to know how to actually determine the time delay between two image streams and ...
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Poor accuracy of hand eye calibration when using vanilla Tsai's method

I’m working on the hand eye calibration for the robotic arm. I attached the camera near the tip of the robot (or end effector) and took around 40 pictures of an asymmetric circles pattern. I ...
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How to eliminate motion blur with realtime performance

I have a robotic system to develop, in first phase of the project I need to track an object. So I placed a geometrical marker on the object to estimate it's pose (rotation, translation). It all works ...
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My Plug Says It's USB, I can't Identify

I ordered this cool little USB endoscope camera, but the cord does not look like any type of USB I have ever seen. I would eventually like to make this act like a webcam, so does that make a ...
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Are homogeneous coordinates represented by appending image coordinates with a 1 in camera imaging

In camera imaging, there are several terms for point coordinates. World coordinates: [X, Y, Z] in physical unit Image coordinates: [u, v] in pixel. Do these coordinates become homogeneous ...
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normalized point coordinates in undistortPoints function

In undistortPoints function from OpenCV, the documentations says that http://docs.opencv.org/2.4/modules/imgproc/doc/geometric_transformations.html#undistortpoints where undistort() is an ...
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Image registration with ground plane for surround view

I am currently working on a project which which involves surround view. I have 4 fish eye cameras and are fixed at 4 sides of a car.The fish eye cameras are corrected for radial distortion. After ...
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Live Streaming video via Arduino with limited space [closed]

I am currently undertaking a competition called CanSat, in which you build a satellite in the form of a standard soda can. It will in turn then be launched 30 meters, 100 meters and then ...
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Correct Fish eye camera radial distortion and blurry stretch at the image edges

There are a lot of questions regarding this topic, but I am trying to get a more clear picture from these questions. I am trying to calibrate a fish eye camera and I am using OpenCV ...
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Correct calibration parameters of stereo system due to vibrations

In stereo vision, the camera is calibrated using the popular chessboard before use. During the course of use, the camera maybe be subject to environmental factors such as vibrations.This may cause ...
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I am making a Ping pong-playing robot using two cameras to trace the ball (3D vision),what is the minimum Frame rate of the cameras?

I am making a Ping pong-playing robot, like the one in this video, and i am intending to use two cameras to trace the ball in 3D space. Supposing that the robot is playing against a beginner player, ...
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setup requirement of stereo camera

In the stereo camera system, two cameras are needed and should be mounted side by side. I see someone just glues two cameras to a wooden board. However one mobile phone manufacture claimed that the ...
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Effect of camera misalignment errors in dual cameras

In the camera module assembly process, parameters of camera modules vary due to manufacturing tolerance. Camera calibration is performed to obtain actual parameters. In the paper Effects of camera ...
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Is there a better way to deal with untextured regions in stereo matching

Texture is very helpful for stereo matching. However in real environment, untextured areas always exit. Consistent semi-global matching is proposed to deal with untextured regions. I start to read the ...
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Scale problem with monocular visual odometry

Is monocular visual odometry able to estimate relative scale? Say I have a sequence of 10 images that are taken on a single track each 1 m after the previous. Can some mono odometry method distinguish ...
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Using Standard Digital camera for Computer Vision

For a University project I have to use computer vision to detect small drones within 40 feet. I know there exists a pixycam for this purpose, but I was not happy with it, when I used it for CV. I ...
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Camera selection for long range stereo vision system (up to 100 meters)

I want to implement a real-time stereo vision system for long range (up to 100m) depth estimation. I know that there are some general considerations as described in this SOV post. I have seen some ...
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real-time stereo vision system for long range (up to 100m) depth estimation

I want to implement a FPGA-based real-time stereo vision system for long range (up to 100m) depth estimation. Also, I want to use two ip cameras in the system. I have calculated depth error using the ...
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High speed usb webcam

I am looking for a high speed usb webcam. The plan is to rotate the camera at about 20-30 revolutions per second, the problem is this requires me to have a framerate of about 120fps (depending on the ...
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Why are two cameras mounted in paralle in stereo application?

For stereo cameras on the market, two cameras are always mounted side by side and with a displacement that is perpendicular to the cameras’ optical axes. I take this setup for granted. One idea came ...
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How does a measurement model for camera based PNP work?

I am trying to write an EKF that can estimate the covariance of a pose estimate, where the estimation is being done by a PNP algorithm and 3D-2D correspondences in images. Although EKF based camera ...
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Can I use a FTC regulation phone to use the camera on multiple tasks?

PREFACE: THIS QUESTION REGARDS FTC ROBOTICS I am aware that a question similar to this exists on SE and I have looked at it, but the solutions provided did not solve my problem, and the nature of my ...
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Stereo Camera calibration with different camera types

I'm trying to perform stereo camera calibration, rectification and disparity map generation. It's working fine with normal sample data. However, I'm trying to use the dual cameras on an iPhone 7+, ...
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IMU in a gimbal system

I have short question about the alexmos gimbal controller. The Controller receives the gyroscope and accelerometer sensor data from the IMU, that is mounted on the camera. In optimal case, the camera ...
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Stereo camera vs. one camera for player detection & ball tracking in basketball scenes?

There are a number of similar questions such as Monocular vs. stereo computer vision robustness for object detection, but none that address my question specifically. My weekend project is to build a ...
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Difference between 3D Camera(using IR projection) and Stereo Camera?

I am currently busy with a final year project which requires me to track people walking through a doorway. I initially thought this may be possible using a normal camera and using some motion ...