Depth Image Extraction using Adaptive K-Means Clustering Algorithm


This work presents a proposed approach to extract depth map of stereoscopic images depended on segmentation of lightness values of pixels ‘L’ using adaptive K-Means cluster. The proposed approach finds the disparity map of segmentation lightness pixels and refines those segment by using morphological filtering and connected components analysis. Experimental results from Middlebury dataset show that the proposed approach performs good results in term of accurate depth and time consuming compared with classical Sum of Absolute Difference (SAD) approach and SAD with Gradient Difference (GRAD) algorithm.