Relative translation - Aruco

asked 2020-06-22 14:27:11 -0600

Alice_aj gravatar image

updated 2020-06-22 14:38:35 -0600

I'm using Aruco to find the relative translation between the marker and the camera, I calibrated my camera and got its intrinsic parameters.

I then have found the relative pose using estimatePoseSingleMarkers function in OpenCV for python.

My camera is set at a fixed position & height, the only thing changing is the position of the object in the x and y (not in z), by that I mean the object is at a table and not being moved up or down.

I noticed, however, that when changing the position of the object, all the three values of the tvecs got changed, including the z one, which gets larger as the object move further from the camera.

I tried to look it up online (how OpenCV estimate the translation?) but with no luck. Could someone please point me out to the way on how the relative position/translation between two frames is done?

Also, what if I want the position of the object in the frame of the camera? is it the same as the translation vector?

Sorry if this sounds naive question, I'm a newbie to this thing.


I understood that z represents the optical axis, and y is the bottom one. However, even though my camera is set at height of 50cm from the table (and the object is laying on top of the table) the y value is so small! but the z is so large!

Am I missing something?

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