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Particle filter-based camera tracker fusing marker and feature point cues
Author(s): David Marimon; Yannick Maret; Yousri Abdeljaoued; Touradj Ebrahimi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a video-based camera tracker that combines marker-based and feature point-based cues within a particle filter framework. The framework relies on their complementary performances. On the one hand, marker-based trackers can robustly recover camera position and orientation when a reference (marker) is available but fail once the reference becomes unavailable. On the other hand, filter-based camera trackers using feature point cues can still provide predicted estimates given the previous state. However, the trackers tend to drift and usually fail to recover when the reference reappears. Therefore, we propose a fusion where the estimate of the filter is updated from the individual measurements of each cue. The particularity of the fusion filter is to manipulate different sorts of cues in a single framework. The framework keeps a single motion model and its prediction is corrected by one cue at a time. More precisely, the marker-based cue is selected when the reference is available whereas the feature point-based cue is selected otherwise. The filter's state is updated by switching between two different likelihood distributions. Each likelihood distribution is adapted to the type of measurement (cue). Evaluations on real cases show that the fusion of these two approaches outperforms the individual tracking results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6508, Visual Communications and Image Processing 2007, 65080O (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.703150
Show Author Affiliations
David Marimon, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Yannick Maret, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Yousri Abdeljaoued, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Touradj Ebrahimi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6508:
Visual Communications and Image Processing 2007
Chang Wen Chen; Dan Schonfeld; Jiebo Luo, Editor(s)

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