Active Shape-from-Shadows with Controlled Illuminant Trajectories
Source: International Journal of Computer Vision, Volume 43, Number 3, 8 July 2001 , pp. 141-166(26)
We present an active vision algorithm for computing the orientation and position of a locally planar object, onto which is cast a shadow of the edge of a half-plane at an unknown location. This algorithm utilises active position control of a point light source, and employs a Kalman filter to perform temporal integration of measurements. The light source position is adjusted after each measurement so as to reduce the trace of the expected state estimate error covariance matrix for the next measurement. We demonstrate the active shape-from-shadows algorithm using a real robotic system.
Document Type: Regular paper
Affiliations: 1: Centre for Intelligent Machines, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2A7. email@example.com 2: Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 63110
Publication date: 2001-07-08