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PCL : computing FPFH at given keypoints

asked 2013-03-04 09:47:16 -0500

Pavel gravatar image

Suppose i have a bunch of keypoints detected by 2D SIFT or SURF and i want to calculate FPFH descriptors at those keypoints. How can i do this?

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answered 2013-03-04 10:21:34 -0500

kalectro gravatar image

There is a PCL tutorial to show how to do it

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@kalectro: thank you but I'd like to compute FPFH for single points and not for an entire point cloud. How can i do this?

Pavel gravatar image Pavel  ( 2013-03-11 05:39:46 -0500 )edit

As for as I know FPFH descriptors need a pointcloud to work with. So do the following: If you have a bunch of keypoints, just create a new empty point cloud and add the keypoints one by one.

kalectro gravatar image kalectro  ( 2013-03-11 05:54:39 -0500 )edit

@kalectro. Thank you again. I thought of that but for computing a local descriptor the points around a keypoint should be needed as well. Am i wrong?

Pavel gravatar image Pavel  ( 2013-03-11 06:13:38 -0500 )edit

You are right, I did not read the tutotial and only assumed it would work like the SHOT descriptor. Try to ask this question on

kalectro gravatar image kalectro  ( 2013-03-11 06:21:10 -0500 )edit

Already did that but unfortunately no one has answered ( Thank you anyway.

Pavel gravatar image Pavel  ( 2013-03-11 06:26:53 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-05 05:48:10 -0500

There is a method on the fpfh estimation object to specify the indices of the source cloud points that will be used as keypoints:

PointIndicesPtr keypoints (new PointIndices);
// Compute NARF keypoints here ...

pcl::FPFHEstimation<pcl::PointXYZ, pcl::Normal, pcl::FPFHSignature33> fpfh;

This question is quite old, but I figured this might still be useful

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