CorrI2P : Deep Image-to-Point Cloud Registration via Dense Correspondence

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology
Online published22 Sep 2022
Publication statusOnline published - 22 Sep 2022


Motivated by the intuition that the critical step of localizing a 2D image in the corresponding 3D point cloud is establishing 2D-3D correspondence between them, we propose the first feature-based dense correspondence framework for addressing the challenging problem of 2D image-to-3D point cloud registration, dubbed CorrI2P. CorrI2P is mainly composed of three modules, i.e., feature embedding, symmetric overlapping region detection, and pose estimation through the established correspondence. Specifically, given a pair of a 2D image and a 3D point cloud, we first transform them into high-dimensional feature spaces and feed the resulting features into a symmetric overlapping region detector to determine the region where the image and point cloud overlap. Then we use the features of the overlapping regions to establish dense 2D-3D correspondence, on which EPnP within RANSAC is performed to estimate the camera pose, i.e., translation and rotation matrices. Experimental results on KITTI and NuScenes datasets show that our CorrI2P outperforms state-of-the-art image-to-point cloud registration methods significantly. The code will be publicly available at

Research Area(s)

  • Point cloud, registration, cross-modality, correspondence, deep learning