Harris-Stephens Corner Detector

The Harris corner detector [1] computes the locally averaged moment matrix computed from the image gradients, and then combines the eigenvalues of the moment matrix to compute a corner "strength", of which maximum values indicate the corner positions.

[1] C. G. Harris and M. Stephens, "A combined corner and edge detector," In Proc. 4th Alvey Vision Conf., Manchester, pages 147-151, 1988. [scanned copy, 1.6 MB].

[2] P. H. S. Torr, A Structure and Motion Toolkit in MATLAB, Technical Report MSR-TR-2002-56, Microsoft Research, 2002.


[3] Yi Ma, Stefano Soatto, Jana Kosecka, S. Shankar Sastry, An Invitation to 3-D Vision, from Images to Geometric Models, Springer, 2004. ISBN 0-387-00893-4.

p 90-93, p 378-381

Maintained by John Loomis, last updated 21 May 2005