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Fast Dynamic Mosaicing and Person Following

Abstract: A system for video surveillance purposes in wide areas based on active cameras, also capable to follow a person in the scene by keeping him framed, is presented. The proposed approach is based on the so-called direction histograms to compute the ego-motion and on frame differencing for detecting moving objects. It exploits post-processing and active contours to extract precise shape of moving objects to be fed to a probabilistic algorithm to track moving people in the scene. Person following, instead, is based on simple heuristic rules that move the camera as soon as the selected person is close to the border of the field of view. Experimental results on a live active camera demonstrate the feasibility of real-time person following.


Prati, Andrea; F., Seghedoni; Cucchiara, Rita "Fast Dynamic Mosaicing and Person Following" Proceedings of ICPR 2006, vol. 4, Hong Kong, pp. 920 -923 , 20-24 August 2006, 2006 DOI: 10.1109/ICPR.2006.544

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