Carlos R. del-Blanco

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An automatic detection and tracking framework for visual surveillance is proposed, which is able to handle a variable number of moving objects. Video object detectors generate an unordered set of noisy, false, missing, split, and merged measurements that make extremely complex the tracking task. Especially challenging are split detections (one object is(More)
Most multi-camera 3D tracking and positioning systems rely on several independent 2D tracking modules applied over individual camera streams, fused using both geometrical relationships across cameras and/or observed appearance of objects. However, 2D tracking systems suffer inherent difficulties due to point of view limitations (perceptually similar(More)
An innovative background modeling technique that is able to accurately segment foreground regions in RGB-D imagery (RGB plus depth) has been presented in this paper. The technique is based on a Bayesian framework that efficiently fuses different sources of information to segment the foreground. In particular, the final segmentation is obtained by(More)
Visual tracking of multiple objects is a key component of many visual-based systems. While there are reliable algorithms for tracking a single object in constrained scenarios, the object tracking is still a challenge in uncontrolled situations involving multiple interacting objects that have a complex dynamics. In this article, a novel Bayesian model for(More)
A depth-based face recognition algorithm specially adapted to high range resolution data acquired by the new Microsoft Kinect 2 sensor is presented. A novel descriptor called Depth Local Quantized Pattern descriptor has been designed to make use of the extended range resolution of the new sensor. This descriptor is a substantial modification of the popular(More)
Automatic visual object counting and video surveillance have important applications for home and business environments, such as security and management of access points. However, in order to obtain a satisfactory performance these technologies need professional and expensive hardware, complex installations and setups, and the supervision of qualified(More)
Low-cost systems that can obtain a high-quality foreground segmentation almost independently of the existing illumination conditions for indoor environments are very desirable, especially for security and surveillance applications. In this paper, a novel foreground segmentation algorithm that uses only a Kinect depth sensor is proposed to satisfy the(More)
People positioning and tracking in 3D indoor environments are challenging tasks due to background clutter and occlusions. Current works are focused on solving people occlusions in low-cluttered backgrounds, but fail in high-cluttered scenarios, specially when foreground objects occlude people. In this paper, a novel 3D people positioning and tracking system(More)
Video sequences acquired by a camera mounted on a hand held device or a mobile platform are affected by unwanted shakes and jitters. In this situation, the performance of video applications, such us motion segmentation and tracking, might dramatically be decreased. Several digital video stabilization approaches have been proposed to overeóme this problem.(More)