Organizing my Neural Network Codes

Amazing progress has been made in deep learning. I have been Tensorflow for a while now. I started out with tf0.6 then upgraded to tf0.12 then to tf1.0. The latest version is tf1.10 which is supposed to provide a stable API. I have a lot of code which has now become incompatible. The tf0.6's saver … Continue reading Organizing my Neural Network Codes

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Optimal Triangulation for Tuning Keypoint Co-ordinates

Given a set of correct keypoint matches and a fundamental matrix, to optimize the coordinates of these key points such that they satisfy the epipolar constraint. A point (x,y) on the left image (pose: [I|0]) and (x',y') on the right image (pose: [R|t]). These points are undistorted and in normalized image coordinates. Having known the pose … Continue reading Optimal Triangulation for Tuning Keypoint Co-ordinates

Image Keypoint Descriptors and Matching

[GitHub] Extracting keypoints from images, usually, corner points etc is usually the first step for geometric methods in computer vision. A typical workflow is: keypoints are extracted from images (SIFT, SURF, ORB etc.). At these keypoints descriptors are extracted (SURF, ORB etc). Usually a 32D vector at each keypoint. The nearest neighbor search is performed to … Continue reading Image Keypoint Descriptors and Matching

HowTo – Pose Graph Bundle Adjustment

SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) is one of the important practical areas in computer vision / robotics / image based modelling community. A SLAM system typically consists of a) odometry estimator (relative pose estimator), b) Bundle adjustment module, c) sensor fusion module (for visual-inertial system), d) mapping module. While there are several excellent resources, refer … Continue reading HowTo – Pose Graph Bundle Adjustment

Vision Controlled Quadcopter Flight

Just completed (8th Dec, 2015) the Aerial Robotics course in HKUST (ELEC6910P) by Prof. SHEN Shaojie (my PhD supervisor). Most of the course credit were on the completion of the projects. Course TAs were Su Kunyue and Yang Zhengfei. My project partners were Sun Lin and Sun Ting The projects eventually connected together to make a vision … Continue reading Vision Controlled Quadcopter Flight

Direct Edge Alignment (D-EA)

Abstract There has been a paradigm shifting trend towards feature-less methods due to their elegant formulation, accuracy and ever increasing computational power. In this work, we present a direct edge alignment approach for 6-DOF tracking. We argue that photo-consistency based methods are plagued by a much smaller convergence basin and are extremely sensitive to noise, changing illumination … Continue reading Direct Edge Alignment (D-EA)