Multiresolution Optical Flow Computation of Spherical Images

  • Yoshihiko Mochizuki
  • Atsushi Imiya
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6855)


As an application of image analysis on Riemannian manifolds, we develop an accurate algorithm for the computation of optical flow of omni-directional images. To guarantee the accuracy and stability of image processing for spherical images, we introduce the Gaussian pyramid transform, that is, we develop variational optical flow computation with pyramid-transform-based multiresolution analysis for spherical images.


Mobile Robot Spherical Image Gaussian Pyramid Omnidirectional Camera Catadioptric Camera 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshihiko Mochizuki
    • 1
  • Atsushi Imiya
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Science and TechnologyChiba UniversityChibaJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Media and Information TechnologyChiba UniversityChibaJapan

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