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Bio-inspired metaheuristic based visual tracking and ego-motion estimation
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Computing, Department of Communication Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4327-117X
2014 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The problem of robust extraction of ego-motion from a sequence of images for an eye-in-hand camera configuration is addressed. A novel approach toward solving planar template based tracking is proposed which performs a non-linear image alignment and a planar similarity optimization to recover camera transformations from planar regions of a scene. The planar region tracking problem as a motion optimization problem is solved by maximizing the similarity among the planar regions of a scene. The optimization process employs an evolutionary metaheuristic approach in order to address the problem within a large non-linear search space. The proposed method is validated on image sequences with real as well as synthetic image datasets and found to be successful in recovering the ego-motion. A comparative analysis of the proposed method with various other state-of-art methods reveals that the algorithm succeeds in tracking the planar regions robustly and is comparable to the state-of-the art methods. Such an application of evolutionary metaheuristic in solving complex visual navigation problems can provide different perspective and could help in improving already available methods.

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Angers, France: SciTePress , 2014.
Keyword [en]
Camera tracking, Particle swarm optimization, Planar template based tracking, Visual odometry
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Computer Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6530Local ID: 978-989758018-5OAI: diva2:834048
International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM)
Available from: 2014-11-21 Created: 2014-11-20 Last updated: 2016-09-20Bibliographically approved

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