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- Björn Stenger, Arasanathan Thayananthan, Philip H. S. Torr, Roberto Cipolla
- IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine…
- 2006

This paper sets out a tracking framework, which is applied to the recovery of three-dimensional hand motion from an image sequence. The method handles the issues of initialization, tracking, and recovery in a unified way. In a single input image with no prior information of the hand pose, the algorithm is equivalent to a hierarchical detection scheme, where… (More)

This paper presents a learning based approach to tracking articulated human body motion from a single camera. In order to address the problem of pose ambiguity, a one-to-many mapping from image features to state space is learned using a set of relevance vector machines, extended to handle multivariate outputs. The image features are Hausdorff matching… (More)

Within this paper a new framework for Bayesian tracking is presented, which approximates the posterior distribution at multiple resolutions. We propose a tree-based representation of the distribution, where the leaves define a partition of the state space with piecewise constant density. The advantage of this representation is that regions with low… (More)

This paper compares two methods for object localization from contours: shape context and chamfer matching of templates. In the light of our experiments, we suggest improvements to the shape context: Shape contexts are used to find corresponding features between model and image. In real images it is shown that the shape context is highly influenced by… (More)

- Björn Stenger, Arasanathan Thayananthan, Philip H. S. Torr, Roberto Cipolla
- ECCV Workshop on HCI
- 2004

This paper presents an analysis of the design of classifiers for use in a hierarchical object recognition approach. In this approach, a cascade of classifiers is arranged in a tree in order to recognize multiple object classes. We are interested in the problem of recognizing multiple patterns as it is closely related to the problem of locating an… (More)

The aim in this paper is to track articulated hand motion from monocular video. Bayesian filtering is implemented by using a tree-based representation of the posterior distribution. Each tree node corresponds to a partition of the state space with piecewise constant density. In a hierarchical search regions with low probability mass can be rapidly… (More)

This paper addresses the problem of automatic detection and recovery of three-dimensional human body pose from monocular video sequences for HCI applications. We propose a new hierarchical part-based pose estimation method for the upper-body that efficiently searches the high dimensional articulation space. The body is treated as a collection of parts… (More)

- Arasanathan Thayananthan, Ramanan Navaratnam, Björn Stenger, Philip H. S. Torr, Roberto Cipolla
- Pattern Recognition Letters
- 2008

This paper presents an extension of the relevance vector machine (RVM) algorithm to multivariate regression. This allows the application to the task of estimating the pose of an articulated object from a single camera. RVMs are used to learn a oneto-many mapping from image features to state space, thereby being able to handle pose ambiguity.

A regression based method is proposed to recover human body pose from 3D voxel data. In order to do this we need to convert the voxel data into a feature vector. This is done using a Bayesian approach based on Mixture of Probabilistic PCA that transforms a collection of 3D shape context descriptors, extracted from the voxels, to a compact feature vector.… (More)

The problem of initialising and tracking three dimensional human hand motion from monocular view is addressed in this thesis. We aim to solve the initialisation and tracking in a unified framework. To that end, tracking is formulated as pose estimation of human hand at every frame. The estimated poses at each frame are then combined into smooth… (More)