Motion Based Correspondence for 3D Tracking of Multiple Dim Objects

TitleMotion Based Correspondence for 3D Tracking of Multiple Dim Objects
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsVeeraraghavan A, Srinivasan M, Chellappa R, Baird E, Lamont R
Conference NameAcoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on
Date Published2006/05//
Keywords3D, analysis;motion, analysis;video, based, cameras;feature, correspondence;motion, dim, extraction;image, extraction;multiple, features, MOTION, objects;video, processing;, signal, tracking;motion

Tracking multiple objects in a video is a demanding task that is frequently encountered in several systems such as surveillance and motion analysis. Ability to track objects in 3D requires the use of multiple cameras. While tracking multiple objects using multiples video cameras, establishing correspondence between objects in the various cameras is a nontrivial task. Specifically, when the targets are dim or are very far away from the camera, appearance cannot be used in order to establish this correspondence. Here, we propose a technique to establish correspondence across cameras using the motion features extracted from the targets, even when the relative position of the cameras is unknown. Experimental results are provided for the problem of tracking multiple bees in natural flight using two cameras. The reconstructed 3D flight paths of the bees show some interesting flight patterns