Random sample consensus: a paradigm for model fitting with applications to image analysis and automated cartography
A new paradigm, Random Sample Consensus (RANSAC), for fitting a model to experimental data is introduced, RANSAC is capable of interpreting/ smoothing data containing a significant percentage of gross errors, and is thus ideally suited for applications in automated image analysis where interpretation is based on the data provided by error-prone feature detectors. A major portion of this paper describes the application of RANSAC to the Location Determination Problem (LDP): Given an image depicting a set of landmarks with known locations, determine that point in space from which the image was obtained. In response to a RANSAC requirement, new results are derived on the minimum number of landmarks needed to obtain a solution, and algorithms are presented for computing these minimum-landmark solutions in closed form.
Edit details Edit relations Attach new author Attach new topic Attach new resource