PST900: RGB-Thermal Calibration, Dataset and Segmentation Network
In this work we propose long wave infrared (LWIR) imagery as a viable supporting modality for semantic segmentation using learning-based techniques. We first address the problem of RGB-thermal camera calibration by proposing a passive calibration target and procedure that is both portable and easy to use. Second, we present PST900, a dataset of 894 synchronized and calibrated RGB and Thermal image pairs with per pixel human annotations across four distinct classes from the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. Lastly, we propose a CNN architecture for fast semantic segmentation that combines both RGB and Thermal imagery in a way that leverages RGB imagery independently. We compare our method against the state-of-the-art and show that our method outperforms them in our dataset.
- Pub Date:
- September 2019
- Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition;
- Computer Science - Robotics;
- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Image and Video Processing
- 6 pages