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Omnidirectional Stereo Vision for Autonomous Vehicles

Author: Schönbein, Miriam
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731503576
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Environment perception with cameras is an important requirement for many applications for autonomous vehicles and robots. This work presents a stereoscopic omnidirectional camera system for autonomous vehicles which resolves the problem of a limited field of view and provides a 360° panoramic view of the environment. We present a new projection model for these cameras and show that the camera setup overcomes major drawbacks of traditional perspective cameras in many applications.