Jonathan Mooser

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We present an efficient and accurate object tracking algorithm based on the concept of graph cut segmentation. The ability to track visible objects in real-time provides an invaluable tool for the implementation of markerless Augmented Reality. Once an object has been detected, it’s location in future frames can be used to position virtual content, and thus(More)
Blendshapes (linear shape interpolation models) are perhaps the most commonly employed technique in facial animation practice. A major problem in creating blendshape animation is that of blendshape interference: the adjustment of a single blendshape "slider" may degrade the effects obtained with previous slider movements, because the blendshapes have(More)
This paper presents a unified approach to object recognition and object tracking, combining local feature matching with optical flow. Like many traditional recognition algorithms, the one described here implements recognition by matching detected image patches against a database of known objects. This algorithm, however, matches keypoints incrementally,(More)
Visual markers, or fiducials, have become one of the most common methods of camera pose estimation in Augmented Reality (AR) media. Many present day fiducial-based AR systems use arbitrary patterns, such as simple line drawings or alpha-numeric characters, and require that an application be “trained” to recognize its pattern set. These techniques work well(More)
We present a three degree-of-freedom control designed for viewing large documents and images on a mobile device equipped with a camera. Tracking natural features detected in the camera's field of view, we can roughly estimate the motion of the device, using the results to scroll and zoom the current document. Central to our implementation is the manner by(More)
Recent years have seen growing interest in mobile augmented reality. The ability to retrieve information and display it as virtual content overlaid on top of an image of the real world is a natural extension to a mobile device equipped with a camera and wireless connectivity. Such applications need to address a number of technical hurdles including target(More)
We present a robust camera pose estimation approach for stereo images captured in untextured environments. Unlike most of existing registration algorithms which are point-based and make use of intensities of pixels in the neighborhood, our approach imports line segments in registration process. With line segments as primitives, the proposed algorithm is(More)
We demonstrate a complete system for markerless augmented reality using robust structure from motion. The proposed system includes two main components. The first is a means of learning the appearance of complex 3D objects and augmenting them with virtual annotations. Its output is database of recognizable landmarks along with 3D descriptions of accompanying(More)