Applying active vision and SLAM to wearables

WW Mayol-Cuevas, AJ Davison, BJ Tordoff, DW Murray

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This paper reviews aspects of the design and construction of an active wearable camera, and describes progress in equipping it with visual processing for reactive tasks like orientation stabilisation, slaving from head movements, and 2D tracking. The paper goes on to describe a first application of frame-rate simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) to the wearable camera. Though relevant for any single camera undergoing general motion, the approach has particular benefits in wearable vision, allowing extended periods of purposive fixation followed by controlled redirection of gaze to other parts of the scene.
Translated title of the contributionApplying active vision and SLAM to wearables
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobotics Research
Subtitle of host publicationThe Eleventh International Symposium
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages325 - 334
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005

Publication series

NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
ISSN (Print)1610-7438

Bibliographical note

Editors: Dario, P & Chatila, R
ISBN: 9783540232148
Publisher: Springer
Name and Venue of Conference: Robotics Research: The Eleventh International Symposium, Siena, Italy, 19-22 October 2003

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