My newest research focus has moved away from medical images and towards moving images… And instead of finding organs and tumors, I’m tracking moving objects in the videos. Check out some of my latest successes (and failures).
So, I’ve said before that Computer Vision is teaching computers to understand images. Well, I’m currently working on a slightly new problem. Now I’m trying to teach computers to understand movies!
The idea in most visual tracking is: given the location of an object in the first frame of the movie, follow it through the whole video.
This has lots of applications. Many of them are defense-related, but tracking is also very important in medicine, security, robotics, manufacturing, exploration, etc. etc…
How it works
Yikes! I’m pretty busy learning about that right now, but I plan to put some tutorials and source code here soon. In the meantime, feel free to email me.
Ahhh, here’s the good part! Videos! What you see here are black and white videos of either cars or people. The colored boxes represent where the computer has determined the "targets" to be. You can see that the boxes follow the "targets" as they move around in the scene.
I hope you liked these results… There will be lots more to come soon, as this is my new primary research focus.