Hey everyone, we’ve been trying to do pose estimation for the limelight and im pretty sure we have sufficiemt code to utilize the data but the limelight itself keeps recognizing random artifacts in the image as official tags which screws with the pose estiamtion.
In the image you can see the small pose thats being created out of nothing there. We have also tried tuning all the recommended settings as well as reducing the camera to look for only tage 1 and 2 yet the issue keeps happening. We are also using limelight 2+ for reference. Any recommendations?
Still catching a similar artifact which is throwing off our pose estimation and generally giving us a bad time! Are there any other settings in our control that we can manipulate to eliminate the artifacts?
If I recall correctly, you can still use size/shape filters on apriltag targets - you might try that? Also, exposure settings make a big difference. The image you attached looks very underexposed to me, that’s probably why you’re having this issue. I believe you want it to be bright enough that the white around the tag is almost clipping - the background doesn’t matter as long as you maximize the contrast of the tag itself.
I recommend using size filters or checking the size of a target before accepting it. At all resolutions and setting I got a lot of spurious tags on LL OS. If you use Photonvision you can get significantly less by adjusting the decision margin, but you’ll probably still want to do it to reject a stray fake every minute or two.
that is true, but note the “reduce range” part - it’s a tradeoff between tracking accuracy and blur resilience. also, there are multiple controls to increase exposure - increasing brightness with gain could help accuracy without adding blur (even though it might increase latency)
Gain does add blurring, just maybe not quite as much as brightness. I found a gain of 30 to work well without adding too much grain. If you don’t need range over ~15ft, the exposure can be set quite low as well.
I think your best bet, unless Limelight release an update, is to adjust the Area (% of image) to filter out the small blips. Unlike retroreflective pipelines, the targets still show up in the stream but they’re filtered out for pose estimation.
You could also use the ID Filters since only tags 1-8 are on the field, but I don’t think this would affect pose estimation anyway.