Methods and apparatus for merging depth images generated using distinct depth imaging techniques

Abstract

A depth imager is configured to generate a first depth image using a first depth imaging technique, and to generate a second depth image using a second depth imaging technique different than the first depth imaging technique. At least portions of the first and second depth images are merged to form a third depth image. The depth imager comprises at least one sensor including a single common sensor at least partially shared by the first and second depth imaging techniques, such that the first and second depth images are both generated at least in part using data acquired from the single common sensor. By way of example, the first depth image may comprise a structured light (SL) depth map generated using an SL depth imaging technique, and the second depth image may comprise a time of flight (ToF) depth map generated using a ToF depth imaging technique.

Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Aleksandr Petiushko Александр Петюшко
Director, Head of ML Research / Adjunct Professor / PhD

Principal R&D Researcher (15+ years of experience), R&D Technical Leader (10+ years of experience), and R&D Manager (8+ years of experience). Running and managing industrial research and academic collaboration (35+ publications, 30+ patents). Inspired by theoretical computer science and how it changes the world.