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3 Author(s)
Fayman, J.A. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Technion-Israel Inst. of Technol., Haifa, Israel ; Sudarsky, O. ; Rivlin, E.

In this paper we present a new active vision technique called zoom tracking. Zoom tracking is the continuous adjustment of a camera's focal length, to keep a constant-sized image of an object moving along the camera's optical axis. Two methods for performing zoom tracking are presented: a closed-loop visual feedback algorithm based on optical flow, and use of depth information obtained from an autofocus camera's range sensor. We show that the image stability provided by zoom tracking improves the performance of algorithms that are scale variant, such as correlation-based trackers. While zoom tracking cannot totally compensate an object's motion, due to the effect of perspective distortion, an analysis of this distortion provides a quantitative estimate of the performance of zoom tracking

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Robotics and Automation, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:4 )

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16-20 May 1998