Tracking a Sphere with Six Degrees of Freedom *

  title={Tracking a Sphere with Six Degrees of Freedom *},
  author={Derek Bradley and Gerhard Roth},
One of the main problems in computer vision is to locate known objects in an image and track the objects in a video sequence. In this paper we present a real-time algorithm to resolve the 6 degree-of-freedom pose of a sphere from monocular vision. Our method uses a specially-marked ball as the sphere to be tracked, and is based on standard computer vision techniques followed by applications of 3D geometry. The proposed sphere tracking method is robust under partial occlusions, allowing the… CONTINUE READING