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Fine-to-Coarse Global Registration of RGB-D Scans
arXiv, November 2016

Maciej Halber, Thomas Funkhouser


RGB-D scanning of indoor environments is important for many applications, including real estate, interior design, and virtual reality. However, it is still challenging to register RGB-D images from a handheld camera over a long video sequence into a globally consistent 3D model. Current methods often can lose tracking or drift and thus fail to reconstruct salient structures in large environments (e.g., parallel walls in different rooms). To address this problem, we propose a “fine-to-coarse” global registration algorithm that leverages robust registrations at finer scales to seed detection and enforcement of new correspondence and structural constraints at coarser scales. To test global registration algorithms, we provide a benchmark with 10,401 manually-clicked point correspondences in 25 scenes from the SUN3D dataset. During experiments with this benchmark, we find that our fine-to-coarse algorithm registers long RGB-D sequences better than previous methods.

Citation (BibTeX)

Maciej Halber and Thomas Funkhouser. Fine-to-Coarse Global Registration of RGB-D Scans. arXiv, November 2016.