Automatic Single-Image 3D Reconstructions of Indoor Manhattan World Scenes

3d reconstruction from a single image is inherently an ambiguous prob- lem. Yet when we look at a picture, we can often infer 3d information about the scene. Humans perform single-image 3d reconstructions by using a variety of singleimage depth cues, for example, by recognizing objects and surfaces, and reasoning about how these surfaces are connected to each other. In this paper, we focus on the problem of automatic 3d reconstruction of indoor scenes, specifically ones (sometimes called “Manhattan worlds”) that consist mainly of orthogonal planes. We use a Markov random field (MRF) model to identify the different planes and edges in the scene, as well as their orientations. Then, an iterative optimization algorithm is applied to infer the most probable position of all the planes, and thereby obtain a 3d reconstruction. Our approach is fully automatic—given an input image, no human intervention is necessary to obtain an approximate 3d reconstruction. Authors: Erick Delage, Honglak Lee, Andrew Y. Ng (2005)
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Erick Delage
Honglak Lee
Andrew Y. Ng

Abstract

3d reconstruction from a single image is inherently an ambiguous prob- lem. Yet when we look at a picture, we can often infer 3d information about the scene. Humans perform single-image 3d reconstructions by using a variety of singleimage depth cues, for example, by recognizing objects and surfaces, and reasoning about how these surfaces are connected to each other. In this paper, we focus on the problem of automatic 3d reconstruction of indoor scenes, specifically ones (sometimes called “Manhattan worlds”) that consist mainly of orthogonal planes. We use a Markov random field (MRF) model to identify the different planes and edges in the scene, as well as their orientations. Then, an iterative optimization algorithm is applied to infer the most probable position of all the planes, and thereby obtain a 3d reconstruction. Our approach is fully automatic—given an input image, no human intervention is necessary to obtain an approximate 3d reconstruction.

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