"Video Tracking of Humans in Robotic Environments"
, Serie Internationaler Universitätslehrgang Informatics: Engineering & Management (ISI Hagenberg), 9-2011
Video Tracking of Humans in Robotic Environments
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Video tracking is the basis for a number of applications in medical procedures, media production,
surveillance, gaming and other fields. Profactor is a research company that develops projects in the fields of
machine vision and robotics. One of their projects deals with understanding and learning from human
behavior for use in robotic environments. This requires recording human actions and splitting them
up into individual movements that can be interpreted. Computing the location and state of the object
of interest at each point in time, with the use of video input only, is regarded as video tracking.
Therefore, video tracking applied to humans is needed. The proposed goal for this project is to provide an
assessment of the performance of video tracking programs applied to humans in industrial
environments. In this thesis, we have analyzed the tracking algorithms publicly available and have
identified their strong and weak points, and which approaches could have potential use in real-life
situations. We have searched for video tracking programs that are publicly available. We have
analyzed how tracking programs are evaluated, have identified the criteria that can be evaluated and
have developed our own set of tests. Using these tests we have designed experiments to evaluate the
performance of video tracking software in production environments. We have attempted to perform
experiments with the tracking programs available and have identified the restrictions imposed by
such software .