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Recently a novel family of geometrically invariant features, called summation invariant, has been developed and applied to object recognition. The range of this family of features is expanded here beyond the Euclidean and affine transformation groups to planar projective transformations. Whereas other methods require small changes in view, or collinear points, this method removes those limitations and allows recognition of general planar objects over wide ranges of viewpoint. The derivation of these new features requires the innovation of deriving the invariants in the homogeneous coordinate space, yet yields results formulated in terms of Cartesian coordinates. Simulations demonstrate the effectiveness of this new approach to object recognition under projective transformations like those encountered in camera networks.
Date of Conference: March 31 2008-April 4 2008