Monographs in Computer Science

Panoramic Vision

Sensors, Theory, and Applications

Editors: Benosman, Ryad, Kang, Sing Bing (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4757-3482-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-95111-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2880-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Current cameras are poor imitations of the human eye and close descen­ dants in their design of ideas and a technology that are more than a century old. People in computer vision have traditionally used off-the-shelf cameras that were not meant for the uses they were intended for by these researchers: off-the-shelf cameras are designed to capture images to be printed on paper or looked at on a television screen, not for guiding robots or making 3D models of the environment or even surveilling a large area where very large field of views, high geometric and photometric accuracies are necessary. Quite a significant part of the efforts in computer vision has been targeted at overcoming algorithmically these problems. The authors of this book convince us that it is possible to abandon the traditional route of using standard cameras and to follow the path of designing new cameras explicitly for solving the tasks at hand in computer vision applications. This leads to different design concepts and allows to alleviate many of the difficulties encountered in the processing of the images taken with the "traditional" cameras.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"I first congratulate the authors for the efforts they have done to explain with great detail and easy language such a complex argument as panoramic vision. … This book is a good ‘database’ of arguments on theoretical and practical aspects of panoramic vision. In fact, both algorithmic and implementation items are treated with great accuracy … . The book has been written by many authors yet the chapters present homogeneity and good coordination in exposing different arguments." (Nello Balossino, The Computer Journal, Vol. 45 (6), 2002)

"This book presents the rebirth of panoramic vision as it is applied to computer vision. It focuses on the creation and analysis of images with fields of view that are much greater than those obtained from typical cameras. … Overall, this is an informative and coherent reference text that provides details of current research in this field. It is suitable for researchers and professionals involved with computer vision, virtual reality, teleconferencing, imaging systems, and robotics." (The Industrial Robot, Vol. 29 (2), 2002)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Benosman, R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • A Brief Historical Perspective on Panorama

    Benosman, R. (et al.)

    Pages 5-20

  • Development of Low-Cost Compact Omnidirectional Vision Sensors

    Ishiguro, H.

    Pages 23-38

  • Single Viewpoint Catadioptric Cameras

    Baker, S. (et al.)

    Pages 39-71

  • Epipolar Geometry of Central Panoramic Catadioptric Cameras

    Pajdla, T. (et al.)

    Pages 73-102

Buy this book

eBook $199.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4757-3482-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-95111-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2880-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Panoramic Vision
Book Subtitle
Sensors, Theory, and Applications
Editors
  • Ryad Benosman
  • Sing Bing Kang
Series Title
Monographs in Computer Science
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-3482-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-3482-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-95111-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2880-1
Series ISSN
0172-603X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 449
Topics