Tuesday, April 3, 2012
IST Lunch Bunch
Computer Vision - 3D Shape
Roberto Cipolla, Professor, Information Engineering, Cambridge University
The talk will begin with a simple introduction to the 3R's of computer vision: registration, reconstruction and recognition with simple examples from research which have been recently commercialised (Zappar, Metail, Toshiba gesture interfaces and Microsoft Kinect). <br><br> This will be followed by a review of the state-of-the-art in multi-view stereo and photometric stereo for recovering accurate and complete 3D models from uncalibrated images. I will then look in more detail at techniques for recovering the shape of deforming objects such as the human body and face and the challenges of large scale reconstruction of outdoor scenes and the application to ageing infrastructure.