Real-time restoration of aerial inspection images by recognizing and removing passive rotating shell of a UAV

Yoshito Okada, Takuma Ishii, Kazunori Ohno, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Abstract

This paper presents a real-time image restoration method for aerial inspection images that are degraded by the appearance of a passive rotating shell of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Only images are required as the input. The method mainly consists of feature-based object detection for joints of the UAV shell, outlier rejection based on a sample consensus (SAC) approach and the geometrical model of the shell, reconstruction of the entire region that the shell appears in, and inpainting of the shell. Not only a pure algorithm for general UAVs with passive rotating shells but also an implementation specialized for a UAV that we have been developing are presented. The successfully implemented algorithm was evaluated for actual inspection flights under different conditions. The average rate of successful image restoration was 81.1% at 4.3 fps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5006-5012
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509037629
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Nov 28
Event2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2016 Oct 92016 Oct 14

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

Other2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2016
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period16/10/916/10/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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