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Optical Engineering

Development of a fast panoramic face mosaicking and recognition system
Author(s): Fan Yang; Michel Paindavoine; Herve Abdi; Anthony Monopoli
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Paper Abstract

We present some development results on a system that performs mosaicking of panoramic faces. Our objective is to study the feasibility of panoramic face construction in real time. To do so, we built a simple acquisition system composed of five standard cameras, which together can take simultaneously five views of a face at different angles. Then, we chose an easily hardware-achievable algorithm, consisting of successive linear transformations, in order to compose a panoramic face from these five views. The method has been tested on a large number of faces. In order to validate our system, we also conducted a preliminary study on panoramic face recognition, based on the principal-component method. Experimental results show the feasibility and viability of our system. This allows us to envisage later a hardware implementation. We also are considering using our system for other applications, such as human expression categorization and fast 3-D face reconstruction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(8) 087005 doi: 10.1117/1.2009707
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Fan Yang, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Michel Paindavoine, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)
Herve Abdi, The Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Anthony Monopoli, Univ. de Bourgogne (France)


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