Extraction of visual descriptors in underwater images

  • 1 Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technology with Hydroaerodynamic Center at Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria


Visual points of interest have various application in different fields of engineering and applied sciences. In example they are used to estimate position and orientation of the scanning device, whether it is a camera, LIDAR or sonar, which is crucial in environment, lacking inertial navigation system. Also are heavily used in Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM), as well in scene reconstruction and other applications in robotics. The current paper explore the performance of different image descriptors in underwater environment. The lack of navigation system in such environment requires use of said descriptors to estimate the position and orientation of the camera in respect to not moving object.



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