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Reconstruct 3d positions of markers relative to each other without camera localization

(Hopefully this question fits here. I'm absolutely new to this field, this is my first question to the community, so please handle my question accordingly. Thanks!) Problem to solve: I have around 20-...
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Scale factor of Monocular SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping )

I am using ORB-SLAM3 with a monocular camera on a drone for Augmented Reality application. I need to know the absolute scale of the map formed by the SLAM. I cannot use a stereo or RBG-D setup. Tthe ...
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ROS Publish Stereo Image From 2 USB Cameras

I have two monocular USB cameras and I want to use ROS to make it a stereo camera. I am having a hard time finding a ROS package that consumes 2 monocular camera image streams and publishes a depth ...
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Use 2 Cameras as 1 Stereo Camera

I have one Picamera and one normal USB Webcam and would like to use them together as one stereo camera. Is this even possible as the 2 cameras aren't exactly the same? I would like to use them in ROS ...
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ROS Webcam Stream Really Slow

I am trying to stream the images from my camera to a VM via ROS. Here is my setup: Raspberry Pi 3B+ with Picamera v2. It is running ROS Noetic with cv_camera_node ...
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Mono VIO vs. Stereo-Camera to recover Depth Information

I have a question. I have found some papers, where they use a Mono-VIO to recover depth of a scene. My question is: Suppose I have a robot arm and attach a mono-VIO system to it. Then I move this arm ...
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Performing Image alignment using pyramid levels with semi dense depth

To gain some confidence, I want to implement the camera tracking (optimization problem) discussed in Semi Dense Visual Odometry for a monocular cameraJ Engel, J Strum, D Cremers $$E(\xi) = \underset{i}...
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TUM RGBD SLAM dataset file format inconsistency?

I'm looking at the TUM dataset and wonder why the depth images and the file formats appear to be inconsistent. According to the file formats: The depth images are scaled by a factor of 5000, i.e.,...
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Why do strong rotations affect Monocular Vision based Visual Odometry?

In context of the paper Semi Dense Visual Odometry for a Monocular Camera J Engel, J Sturms, D Cremers At page 7, last paragraph the author writes The achieved tracking accuracy for two feasible ...
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How to perform active search in point feature based monoSLAM?

I am modifying an implementation of SLAM with single camera, MonoSLAM [1]. Instead of image patches, I want to use features points (ORB) to track landmarks. MonoSLAM uses a EKF framework. So for ...
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How to calculate observation matrix Jacobians in EFK based mono slam? What are projection Jacobians?

I have been trying to understand an implementation of monoSLAM 1. But my question is generic to EKF based single camera SLAM. My Jacobian calculation leads to complex and lengthy expressions while ...
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How to tringulate many projections of a point to optimal postion?

Suppose we have many images for the same scene (with known poses already,using for ex: a GPS ), and the same feature appear in more than 2 images . How to use all the available info to compute as ...
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How to properly initialize every new pose in a Visual SLAM algorithm (namely DSO)?

My question is a bit specific, because it is linked to a certain algorithm. Therefore I didn't find any other solutions on how to go about this problem. If you could refer me to research papers, ...
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Scale estimation in datasets for monocular odometry

Suppose I've developed a monocular SLAM or odometry algorithm. Then I want to test it on some dataset, for example KITTI, TUM etc. How should I deal with the absolute scale in this way? Thanks.
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TU Munich Monocular Visual Odometry Dataset has NaN values in the ground truth data.

I am trying to use the motion sequences in the dataset to create trajectories for VR systems. A major portion of the ground truth data in almost all sequences has NaN values. Is there any other source ...
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How can I estimate depth of a feature point / object using single camera?

I am trying to estimate depth of a feature point that i find in my image. I read this paper that estimates the depth using a motionless camera and an object of known height to calculate horizon line. ...
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Camera calibration sequence with ground truth data

I'm looking for a SLAM dataset (monocular or stereo) specifically with a checkerboard, meaning the camera always has a checkerboard in frame. Most popular datasets provide calibration sequences, ...
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Effectiveness of visual odometry algorithms (CPU usage)

My robot needs to obtain visual odometry, with a condition that the used algorithm has to have as low computational requirements as possible and the used camera/sensor shouldn't be very expensive. The ...
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Forward monocular stereo vision (Structure from Motion)

I am looking for a library (or algorithm) that computes 3D scene (point cloud) from 2 consecutive images of a monocular sequence. I mean something like OpenSfM but only for 2 consecutive frames and ...
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Maintaining scale factor for essential matrix

I want to recover the trajectory of a vehicle using a monocular camera via the computation of the essential matrix between t-1 and ...
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Consitent Scale in Monocular pose estimation

I just wanted to know if scale is conserved across multiple images, when doing a process such as monocular odometry. I know in reality the scale tends to drift over time due to accumulation of small ...
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Scaling monocular SLAM with another source?

I have implemented a stable monocular slam tracking system, based on ORBSLAM2. I am trying to find a way to add real-world distance/scale to this. At the same time, I am running a (less stable) ...
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SLAM: Why use two cameras (stereo) if SLAM can be done using single camera (monocular)?

I am aware that algorithm for monocular SLAM is complex compared to stereo SLAM. But my question is if by any means it is possible to do SLAM using one camera why one should use two cameras to do the ...
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How do monocular visual odometry algorithms work? [closed]

What is the core principle of a monocular visual odometry algorithm? I mean, after calibrating a single camera (undistortion etc.) images are fed into an algorithm - what exactly does this algorithm ...
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