ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 1    Issue : 2    Date : May 2006

Fast Image Mosaicing for Panoramic Face Recognition
Fan Yang, Michel Paindavoine, Hervé Abdi and Dominique Arnoult
Page(s): 14-20
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In this article, we present some development results of a system that performs mosaicing (or
mosaicking) of panoramic faces. Our objective is to study the feasibility of panoramic face
construction in real-time. To do so, we built a simple acquisition system composed of 5 standard
cameras which, together, can take simultaneously 5 views of a face at different angles. Then,
we chose an easily hardware-achievable algorithm, consisting of successive linear
transformations, in order to compose a panoramic face from these 5 views. The method has been
tested on a relatively large number of faces. In order to validate our system of panoramic face
mosaicing, we also conducted a preliminary study on panoramic faces recognition, based on
the principal component analysis method. Experimental results show the feasibility and viability of
our system.

Index Terms
artificial vision, image mosaicking, face recognition, principal component analysis, FFT