In proceedings Czech Pattern Recognition Workshop, Czech Society for Pattern Recognition, February 2000, pages 63--70.Tomas Svoboda , Tomas Pajdla and Vaclav Hlavac
In this paper, we review design and principles of existing panoramic
cameras. Panoramic cameras which enable 3D computation in reasonable
time for real time applications are emphasized. We classify
panoramic cameras w.r.t. their construction, field of view, and
existence of a single projective center. Using this classification
we state a utility of the central catadioptric panoramic cameras. We
show from which mirrors and conventional cameras can be constructed
and expose that they are the only ones for which the epipolar
geometry can be simply generalized.
omnidirectional vision, epipolar geometry, panoramic cameras, hyperbolic mirror, stereo, catadioptric sensors.