Dense 3D Reconstruction from Monocular Mini-Laparoscopic Sequences
3D reconstruction using a single moving camera is possible up to a global scale factor. For a stereo camera rig with overlapping field-of-view, it is possible to reconstruct any object inside the overlap including the scale and therefore, the whole scene can be reconstructed including global scale. There are situations where the camera setup is fixed without overlap or where there is a limit in the number of cameras and as much as possible of the field-of-view should be used. In such situations, well-known stereo algorithms can not be used, but it is still possible to reconstruct the scene including global scaling. In this project, such algorithms are developed, extended and evaluated.