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An active contour-based SSD algorithm for tracking a moving object
Author(s): Youngjoon Han; Piljae Song; Hwanik Chung; Hernsoo Hahn
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Paper Abstract

Since the shape of a 3D object moving in 3D space changes a lot in 2D image due to translation and rotation, it is very difficult to track the object using the SSD algorithm which finds the matching object in the input image using the template of the moving object. To solve the problem, this paper presents an enhanced SSD algorithm which updates the template based on an extended snake algorithm adaptive to the shape variation. The proposed snake algorithm uses the derivative of the area as the constraint energy to determine the boundary of an interested area considering the progressive variation of the shape. The performance of the proposed algorithm has been proved by the experiments where a mobile robot with one camera tracks a 3D target object translating and rotating arbitrarily in the 3D workspace.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5297, Real-Time Imaging VIII, (18 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.526442
Show Author Affiliations
Youngjoon Han, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)
Piljae Song, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)
Hwanik Chung, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)
Hernsoo Hahn, Soongsil Univ. (South Korea)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5297:
Real-Time Imaging VIII
Nasser Kehtarnavaz; Phillip A. Laplante, Editor(s)

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