6 December 2005 A remote camera operation system using a marker attached cap
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Proceedings Volume 6051, Optomechatronic Machine Vision; 605116 (2005) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.648606
Event: Optomechatronic Technologies 2005, 2005, Sapporo, Japan
Abstract
In this paper, we propose a convenient system to control a remote camera according to the eye-gazing direction of the operator, which is approximately obtained through calculating the face direction by means of image processing. The operator put a marker attached cap on his head, and the system takes an image of the operator from above with only one video camera. Three markers are set up on the cap, and 'three' is the minimum number to calculate the tilt angle of the head. The more markers are used, the robuster system may be made to occlusion, and the wider moving range of the head is tolerated. It is supposed that the markers must not exist on any three dimensional straight line. To compensate the marker's color change due to illumination conditions, the threshold for the marker extraction is adaptively decided using a k-means clustering method. The system was implemented with MATLAB on a personal computer, and the real-time operation was realized. Through the experimental results, robustness of the system was confirmed and tilt and pan angles of the head could be calculated with enough accuracy to use.
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Hironori Kawai, Hironori Kawai, Hiromitsu Hama, Hiromitsu Hama, } "A remote camera operation system using a marker attached cap", Proc. SPIE 6051, Optomechatronic Machine Vision, 605116 (6 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.648606; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.648606
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