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Independent motion detection in 3D scenes

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4 Author(s)
H. S. Sawhney ; Sarnoff Corp., Princeton, NJ, USA ; Y. Guo ; J. Asmuth ; R. Kumar

Presents an algorithmic approach to the problem of detecting independently moving objects in 3D scenes that are viewed under camera motion. There are two fundamental constraints that can be exploited for the problem: (i) a two- (or multi-)view camera motion constraint (for instance, the epipolar/trilinear constraint), and (ii) a shape constancy constraint. Previous approaches to the problem either only used partial constraints or relied on dense correspondences or flow. We employ both of these fundamental constraints in an algorithm that does not demand a-priori availability of correspondences or flow. Our approach uses the plane-plus-parallax decomposition to enforce the two constraints. It is also demonstrated, for a class of scenes called sparse 3D scenes, in which genuine parallax and independent motions may be confounded, how the plane-plus-parallax decomposition allows progressive introduction and verification of the fundamental constraints. The results of applying the algorithm to some difficult sparse 3D scenes look promising

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Computer Vision, 1999. The Proceedings of the Seventh IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:1 )

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