Monitoring Dynamically Changing Environments by Ubiquitous Vision System

Kim C. Ng and Mohan Trivedi
University of California at San Diego

Hiroshi Ishiguro and Takushi Sogo
Kyoto University

Accurate and efficient monitoring of dynamically changing environments is one of the most important requirements for visual surveillance systems. This paper describes development of a ubiquitous vision system for this monitoring purpose. The system consisting of multiple omni-directional vision sensors is developed to address two specific surveillance tasks: (1) Robust and accurate tracking and profiling of human activities, (2) Dynamic synthesis of virtual views for observing the environment from arbitrary vantage points.

Keywords: real-time tracking, multiple camera stereo, human activity profiling, dynamic view synthesis and remote observation

Proceedings of the Second IEEE Workshop on Visual Surveillance
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