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Title: Object recognition using multi-view imaging
Author: Wang, Yizhou
ISNI:       0000 0001 2439 652X
Awarding Body: Imperial College London
Current Institution: Imperial College London
Date of Award: 2010
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Single view imaging data has been used in most previous research in computer vision and image understanding and lots of techniques have been developed. Recently with the fast development and dropping cost of multiple cameras, it has become possible to have many more views to achieve image processing tasks. This thesis will consider how to use the obtained multiple images in the application of target object recognition. In this context, we present two algorithms for object recognition based on scale- invariant feature points. The first is single view object recognition method (SOR), which operates on single images and uses a chirality constraint to reduce the recognition errors that arise when only a small number of feature points are matched. The procedure is extended in the second multi-view object recognition algorithm (MOR) which operates on a multi-view image sequence and, by tracking feature points using a dynamic programming method in the plenoptic domain subject to the epipolar constraint, is able to fuse feature point matches from all the available images, resulting in more robust recognition. We evaluated these algorithms using a number of data sets of real images capturing both indoor and outdoor scenes. We demonstrate that MOR is better than SOR particularly for noisy and low resolution images, and it is also able to recognize objects that are partially occluded by combining it with some segmentation techniques.
Supervisor: Brookes, Mike Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral