DeepSFM: Structure From Motion Via Deep Bundle Adjustment

Sep 25, 2019 Blind Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Keywords: Computer Vision, Bundle Ajustment, Structure from Motion
  • TL;DR: We design a physical driven deep architecture for depth and pose estimation inspired by Bundle Ajustment.
  • Abstract: Structure from motion (SfM) is an essential computer vision problem which has not been well handled by deep learning. One of the promising trends is to apply explicit structural constraint, e.g. 3D cost volume, into the network. In this work, we design a physical driven architecture, namely DeepSFM, inspired by traditional Bundle Adjustment (BA), which consists of two cost volume based architectures for depth and pose estimation respectively, iteratively running to improve both. In each cost volume, we encode not only photo-metric consistency across multiple input images, but also geometric consistency to ensure that depths from multiple views agree with each other. The explicit constraints on both depth (structure) and pose (motion), when combined with the learning components, bring the merit from both traditional BA and emerging deep learning technology. Extensive experiments on various datasets show that our model achieves the state-of-the-art performance on both depth and pose estimation with superior robustness against less number of inputs and the noise in initialization.
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