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camera calibration reference paper

asked 2017-07-17 04:17:45 -0500

roberto colella gravatar image

Hi all, Could you point me to a reference paper for camera calibration process.

Thank you

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Could you please elaborate your question a bit and clarify how/where this is related to ROS specifically? With over 35000 questions, we try to stay on-topic as much as possible here, and even though camera calibration is a problem we all have to deal with, this is not a site to ask for reference ..

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-17 06:37:15 -0500 )edit

.. papers on that topic - unless you are asking for a paper that was used as a basis for one of the components that are around.

If this isn't related to ROS, I suggest you try and find some other, more suited forum for your question. Perhaps robotics.stackexchange.com?

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-17 06:38:20 -0500 )edit

My question is related to ROS camera calibration package ( http://wiki.ros.org/camera_calibration ), obviously. I suppose that the code is based on some algorithm described in a well known paper.

roberto colella gravatar image roberto colella  ( 2017-07-17 07:48:16 -0500 )edit

As you don't reference a component explicitly, and 'camera calibration' is a generic term, it was not clear to me that you were asking for a paper about "ROS camera calibration package, obviously".

May I suggest that in the future you always include the name of and possibly a link to any ..

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-17 07:59:33 -0500 )edit

.. components that your question is about? Thanks.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2017-07-17 08:00:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-07-17 07:58:10 -0500

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camera_calibration is essentially a ROS wrapper around the OpenCV camera calibration functionality with a (nice) GUI.

From the wiki page of camera_calibration itself:

This package uses OpenCV camera calibration, described here. For detailed information on the parameters produced by the calibration, see this description.

There is no reference paper behind this component, as it 'just' uses OpenCV. The here link in the quote above leads to the extensive documentation on the approach(es) OpenCV uses though. There are some references at the bottom of that page.

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