2.5D Feature Tracking and 3D Motion Modeling
Image-based tracking of objects is becoming an important area of research within computer vision and image processing community. However, there are still challenges with regard to robustness of the algorithms. This paper explains an algorithm to track the pre-defined objects within stereo videos (image sequences) in a condition where cameras are fixed and objects are moving. The tracking technique used in this research, applies the intensity-based Least Squares Matching (LSM) to find the correspondent targets in successive frames. Unlike ordinary correlation-based registration methods, LSM takes both geometric and radiometric variations of images into account, succeeding at sub-pixel scale feature tracking. The proposed algorithm combines three dimensional updated object constraints with adaptive two dimensional LSM to ensure the robustness and convergence to optimum solution.