Depth Cameras: A State-of-the-Art Overview

Wednesday, May 23, 11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Summit Track: 
Mission City Ballroom M1-M3

In the last few years, depth cameras have reached maturity and they are being incorporated in an increasing variety of commercial products. Typical applications span gaming, contactless authentication in smartphones, AR/VR and IoT. State-of-the-art depth cameras are based on three fundamental technologies: stereo vision, time-of-flight (ToF) and structured light (SL). These technologies are available in rather different implementations, which are characterized by specific properties in terms of measurement quality (e.g., precision, accuracy, range and resolution) and in terms of system requirements (e.g., power consumption, size, computational requirements).

This talk will provide an overview of the fundamentals behind stereo, ToF and SL technologies. It will present measurement characterization and system requirements of different implementations, and it will explore a selection of depth cameras available in the market.

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