Pixel Club: Better Feature Tracking Through Subspace Constraints

Speaker:
Gilad Lerman - CANCELLED!
Date:
Tuesday, 1.7.2014, 11:30
Place:
Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

Feature tracking in video is a crucial task in computer vision. Usually, the tracking problem is handled one feature at a time, using a single-feature tracker like the Kanade-Lucas-Tomasi algorithm, or one of its derivatives. While this approach works quite well when dealing with high-quality video and "strong" features, it often falters when faced with dark and noisy video containing low-quality features. We present a framework for jointly tracking a set of features, which enables sharing information between the different features in the scene. We show that our method can be employed to track features for both rigid and nonrigid motions (possibly of few moving bodies) even when some features are occluded. Furthermore, it can be used to significantly improve tracking results in poorly-lit scenes (where there is a mix of good and bad features). Our approach does not require direct modeling of the structure or the motion of the scene, and runs in real time on a single CPU core. This is a joint work with Bryan Poling and Arthur Szlam.

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