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This paper presents a novel volumetric reconstruction technique that combines shape-from-silhouette with stereo photo-consistency in a global op-timisation that enforces feature constraints across multiple views. Human shape reconstruction is considered where extended regions of uniform appearance , complex self-occlusions and sparse feature cues represent(More)
We constructed a personal, spherical, multi-projector perspective-corrected rear-projected display called <i>Spheree.</i> Spheree uses multiple calibrated pico-projectors inside a spherical display with content rendered from a user-centric viewpoint. Spheree uses optical tracking for head-coupled rendering, providing parallax-based 3D depth cues. Spheree is(More)
The visual hull is widely used to produce three dimensional models from multiple views, due to the reliability of the resulting surface. This paper presents a novel method for efficiently evaluating the exact view-dependent visual hull without using approximations. Methods for selecting intersections and ordering them via the cross ratio are presented.(More)
Recently there have been a number of proposals for the use of artificial evolution as a radically new approach to the development of control systems for autonomous robots. This paper explains the artificial evolution approach, using work at Sussex to illustrate it. The paper revolves around a case study on the concurrent evolution of control networks and(More)
In this paper we introduce a video-based representation for free viewpoint visualization and motion control of 3D character models created from multiple view video sequences of real people. Previous approaches to video-based rendering provide no control of scene dynamics to manipulate, retarget, and create new 3D content from captured scenes. Here we(More)
This contribution introduces a new approach of using multi-camera images of an event to provide a free-viewpoint video visualisation of sport scenes. This allows a virtual camera to be moved freely around and to view the action from any angle. The system is based on 3D reconstruction techniques previously developed for studio use. A number of different 3D(More)
We have built a novel vision processing system architecture called Hive. Hive fills a gap in the vision middleware by providing mechanisms for simple setup and configuration of distributed vision computation. Hive facilitates communication between independent cross-platform modules via an extensible protocol, allowing these distributed modules to form a(More)
This paper introduces a representation for multiple view video to support high-quality interactive free-viewpoint rendering of moving people. Multiple wide baseline views are integrated into a view-dependent representation based on pair wise refinement of the visual-hull. An exact view-dependent visual-hull (VDVH) algorithm is presented to compute an(More)
Target selection is a fundamental aspect of interaction and is particularly challenging when targets are moving. We address this problem by introducing a novel selection technique we call Hold which temporarily pauses the content while selection is in progress to provide a static target. By studying users, we evaluate our method against two others for(More)
Video is a complex information space that requires advanced navigational aids for effective browsing. The increasing number of temporal video annotations offers new opportunities to provide video navigation according to a user's needs. We present a novel video browsing interface called TAV (Temporal Annotation Viewing) that provides the user with a visual(More)