EMVS: Event-based Multi-View Stereo - 3D Reconstruction with an Event Camera in Real-Time

Abstract

In this paper, we introduce the problem of Event-based Multi-View Stereo (EMVS) for event cameras and propose a solution to it. Unlike traditional MVS methods, which address the problem of estimating dense 3D structure from a set of known viewpoints, EMVS estimates semi-dense 3D structure from an event camera with known trajectory. Our algorithm is able to produce accurate, semi-dense depth maps and is computationally very efficient (runs in real-time on a CPU or even a smartphone processor).

Publication
In International Journal of Computer Vision.
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