Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications


Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829350

Category: Computers

Page: 812

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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Consumer Depth Cameras for Computer Vision

Research Topics and Applications


Author: Andrea Fossati,Juergen Gall,Helmut Grabner,Xiaofeng Ren,Kurt Konolige

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447146395

Category: Computers

Page: 210

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The potential of consumer depth cameras extends well beyond entertainment and gaming, to real-world commercial applications. This authoritative text reviews the scope and impact of this rapidly growing field, describing the most promising Kinect-based research activities, discussing significant current challenges, and showcasing exciting applications. Features: presents contributions from an international selection of preeminent authorities in their fields, from both academic and corporate research; addresses the classic problem of multi-view geometry of how to correlate images from different viewpoints to simultaneously estimate camera poses and world points; examines human pose estimation using video-rate depth images for gaming, motion capture, 3D human body scans, and hand pose recognition for sign language parsing; provides a review of approaches to various recognition problems, including category and instance learning of objects, and human activity recognition; with a Foreword by Dr. Jamie Shotton.

Three-dimensional Computer Vision

A Geometric Viewpoint


Author: Olivier Faugeras

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262061582

Category: Computers

Page: 663

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This monograph by one of the world's leading vision researchers provides a thorough, mathematically rigorous exposition of a broad and vital area in computer vision: the problems and techniques related to three-dimensional (stereo) vision and motion. The emphasis is on using geometry to solve problems in stereo and motion, with examples from navigation and object recognition.Faugeras takes up such important problems in computer vision as projective geometry, camera calibration, edge detection, stereo vision (with many examples on real images), different kinds of representations and transformations (especially 3-D rotations), uncertainty and methods of addressing it, and object representation and recognition. His theoretical account is illustrated with the results of actual working programs.Three-Dimensional Computer Vision proposes solutions to problems arising from a specific robotics scenario in which a system must perceive and act. Moving about an unknown environment, the system has to avoid static and mobile obstacles, build models of objects and places in order to be able to recognize and locate them, and characterize its own motion and that of moving objects, by providing descriptions of the corresponding three-dimensional motions. The ideas generated, however, can be used indifferent settings, resulting in a general book on computer vision that reveals the fascinating relationship of three-dimensional geometry and the imaging process.Olivier Faugeras is Research Director of the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis and a Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris.

Embedded Computer Vision


Author: Branislav Kisacanin,Shuvra S. Bhattacharyya,Sek Chai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848003048

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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As a graduate student at Ohio State in the mid-1970s, I inherited a unique c- puter vision laboratory from the doctoral research of previous students. They had designed and built an early frame-grabber to deliver digitized color video from a (very large) electronic video camera on a tripod to a mini-computer (sic) with a (huge!) disk drive—about the size of four washing machines. They had also - signed a binary image array processor and programming language, complete with a user’s guide, to facilitate designing software for this one-of-a-kindprocessor. The overall system enabled programmable real-time image processing at video rate for many operations. I had the whole lab to myself. I designed software that detected an object in the eldofview,trackeditsmovementsinrealtime,anddisplayedarunningdescription of the events in English. For example: “An object has appeared in the upper right corner...Itismovingdownandtotheleft...Nowtheobjectisgettingcloser...The object moved out of sight to the left”—about like that. The algorithms were simple, relying on a suf cient image intensity difference to separate the object from the background (a plain wall). From computer vision papers I had read, I knew that vision in general imaging conditions is much more sophisticated. But it worked, it was great fun, and I was hooked.

Computer Vision -- ECCV 2010

11th European Conference on Computer Vision, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, September 5-11, 2010, Proceedings


Author: Kostas Daniilidis,Petros Maragos,Nikos Paragios

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642155545

Category: Computers

Page: 807

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The six-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 6311 until 6313 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2010, held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, in September 2010. The 325 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 1174 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on object and scene recognition; segmentation and grouping; face, gesture, biometrics; motion and tracking; statistical models and visual learning; matching, registration, alignment; computational imaging; multi-view geometry; image features; video and event characterization; shape representation and recognition; stereo; reflectance, illumination, color; medical image analysis.

Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision

Theory and Practice


Author: Roberto Brunelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470744048

Category: Science

Page: 348

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The detection and recognition of objects in images is a key research topic in the computer vision community. Within this area, face recognition and interpretation has attracted increasing attention owing to the possibility of unveiling human perception mechanisms, and for the development of practical biometric systems. This book and the accompanying website, focus on template matching, a subset of object recognition techniques of wide applicability, which has proved to be particularly effective for face recognition applications. Using examples from face processing tasks throughout the book to illustrate more general object recognition approaches, Roberto Brunelli: examines the basics of digital image formation, highlighting points critical to the task of template matching; presents basic and advanced template matching techniques, targeting grey-level images, shapes and point sets; discusses recent pattern classification paradigms from a template matching perspective; illustrates the development of a real face recognition system; explores the use of advanced computer graphics techniques in the development of computer vision algorithms. Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision is primarily aimed at practitioners working on the development of systems for effective object recognition such as biometrics, robot navigation, multimedia retrieval and landmark detection. It is also of interest to graduate students undertaking studies in these areas.

Data Segmentation and Model Selection for Computer Vision

A Statistical Approach


Author: Alireza Bab-Hadiashar,David Suter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387988153

Category: Computers

Page: 208

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This edited volume explores several issues relating to parametric segmentation including robust operations, model selection criteria and automatic model selection, plus 2D and 3D scene segmentation. Emphasis is placed on robust model selection with techniques such as robust Mallows Cp, least K-th order statistical model fitting (LKS), and robust regression receiving much attention. With contributions from leading researchers, this is a valuable resource for researchers and graduated students working in computer vision, pattern recognition, image processing and robotics.

Computer Vision - ECCV 2008

10th European Conference on Computer Vision, Marseille, France, October 12-18, 2008, Proceedings


Author: David Forsyth,Philip Torr

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540886923

Category: Computers

Page: 891

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The four-volume set comprising LNCS volumes 5302/5303/5304/5305 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Computer Vision, ECCV 2008, held in Marseille, France, in October 2008. The 243 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 871 papers submitted. The four books cover the entire range of current issues in computer vision. The papers are organized in topical sections on recognition, stereo, people and face recognition, object tracking, matching, learning and features, MRFs, segmentation, computational photography and active reconstruction.

Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics: Theory and Applications

International Joint Conference, VISIGRAPP 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, February 5-8, 2009. Revised Selected Papers


Author: AlpeshKumar Ranchordas,Joao Madeiras Pereira,Hélder J. Araújo,Joao Tavares

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642118399

Category: Computers

Page: 371

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This book includes extended versions of the selected papers from VISIGRAPP 2009, the International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, which was held in Lisbon, Portugal, during February 5–8, 2009 and organized by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC). VISIGRAPP comprises three component conferences, namely, the International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), the International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP), and the International Conference on Imaging Theory and Applications (IMAGAPP). VISIGRAPP received a total of 422 paper submissions from more than 50 co- tries. From these, and after a rigorous double-blind evaluation method, 72 papers were published as full papers. These figures show that this conference is now an - tablished venue for researchers in the broad fields of computer vision, computer graphics and image analysis. From the full papers, 25 were selected for inclusion in this book. The selection process was based on the scores assigned by the Program Committee reviewers as well as the Session Chairs. After selection, the papers were further revised and extended by the authors. Our gratitude goes to all contributors and referees, without whom this book would not have been possible.

Computer Vision

Systems, Theory and Applications


Author: Anup Basu,Xiaobo Li

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789810213923

Category: Computers

Page: 257

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This book contains a selection of papers which were presented at the Vision Interface '92 Conference. It also includes several invited articles from prominent researchers in the field, suggesting future directions in Computer Vision.