Cooperative camera scene modelling using metadata
@ Dep. Telecommunications and Information Processing (Universiteit Gent), Belgium
Smart cameras target low power consumption and low bandwidth communication. To achieve that, the cameras perform embedded processing of video streams and typically output metadata that is exchanged between cameras and with the computer vision core. The first goal of this research project is to identify the different required metadata for cooperative vision and to propose the models for data exchange. The second goal is to develop methods for creating geometric models of the scene. A third goal is to develop algorithms that can detect and classify objects from thermal cameras. Objects of interest, such as people and vehicles, are often well differentiated from background objects in thermal imaging. Therefore, thermal cameras are promising in applications such as bicycle and pedestrian detection and perimeter surveillance. The main innovation will be to increase the robustness of connectivity and occlusion mapping through the exchange of metadata.
Application deadline: expired