Authors: Sourabh Vora, Alex H. Lang, Bassam Helou, Oscar Beijbom
Published: May 6, 2020
Summary: Camera and lidar are important sensor modalities for robotics in general and self-driving cars in particular. The sensors provide complementary information offering an opportunity for tight sensor-fusion. Surprisingly, lidar-only methods outperform fusion methods on the main benchmark datasets, suggesting a gap in the literature. In this work, we propose PointPainting: a sequential fusion method to fill this gap.