Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Subject Area


Date of this Version

January 2001


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science Technical Report No. MS-CIS-01-03.


Omni-directional view and stereo information for scene points are both crucial in many computer vision applications. In some demanding applications like autonomous robots, we need to acquire both in real-time without sacrificing too much image resolution. This work describes a novel method to meet all the stringent demands with relatively simple setup and off-the-shelf equipments. Only one simple reflective surface and two regular (perspective) camera views are needed. First we describe the novel stereo method. Then we discuss some variations in practical implementation and their respective tradeoffs.



Date Posted: 13 June 2007