JOURNAL OF MULTIMEDIA (JMM)
ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 1    Issue : 7    Date : November/December 2006

Fully Automatic Real-Time 3D Object Tracking using Active Contour and Appearance Models
Giorgio Panin and Alois Knoll
Page(s): 62-70
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Abstract
This paper presents an efficient, robust and fully automatic real-time system for 3D object pose
tracking in image sequences. The developed application integrates two main components: an
extended and optimized implementation of a state-of-the-art local curve fitting algorithm, and a
robust global re-initialization module based on point feature matching. By combining the two main
components, together with a trajectory coherence and image cross-correlation check modules, our
system achieves full automatic and robust object tracking in real world situations, requiring very
small manual intervention from the user. The developed application relies upon a few standard
libraries available on most platforms, and runs at video frame rate on a PC with standard hardware
equipment.

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