Stereo camera supporting apparatus, stereo camera supporting method, calibration detection apparatus, calibration correction apparatus, and stereo camera system

  • US 20050237385A1
  • Filed: 06/28/2005
  • Published: 10/27/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/2003
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A stereo camera supporting apparatus which supports a stereo camera constituted in such a manner as to obtain a plurality of images having parallax errors by a plurality of visual points detached from one another, the apparatus comprising:

  • a joining member constituted by joining a support member disposed on a vehicle on which the stereo camera is provided, to a member to be supported disposed in a predetermined portion of the stereo camera in such a manner that a relation between both the members is variable in a predetermined range to thereby support the stereo camera on the vehicle; and

    a control unit which controls posture or position of the stereo camera supported on the vehicle by the joining member, the control unit controlling the posture or position of the stereo camera with respect to an image obtained by the stereo camera, so that a contour portion of an object, which lies at the highest position in the image, is located at or near the upper frame edge of the image, regardless of a change in the posture or position of the vehicle.

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