Tracking objects in video using motion and appearance models

TitleTracking objects in video using motion and appearance models
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsSankaranarayanan AC, Chellappa R, Zheng Q
Conference NameImage Processing, 2005. ICIP 2005. IEEE International Conference on
Date Published2005/09//
Keywordsalgorithm;, analysis;, appearance, background, estimation;, image, likelihood, maximum, model;, models;, MOTION, object, processing;, signal, target, tracking, tracking;, video, visual

This paper proposes a visual tracking algorithm that combines motion and appearance in a statistical framework. It is assumed that image observations are generated simultaneously from a background model and a target appearance model. This is different from conventional appearance-based tracking, that does not use motion information. The proposed algorithm attempts to maximize the likelihood ratio of the tracked region, derived from appearance and background models. Incorporation of motion in appearance based tracking provides robust tracking, even when the target violates the appearance model. We show that the proposed algorithm performs well in tracking targets efficiently over long time intervals.