Computing the Physical Parameters of Rigid-Body Motion from Video

Kiran Bhat, Steven Seitz, Jovan Popovic, and Pradeep Khosla
Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV '02), May, 2002, pp. 551 - 565.


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Abstract
This paper presents an optimization framework for estimating the motion and underlying physical parameters of a rigid body in free flight from video. The algorithm takes a video clip of a tumbling rigid body of known shape and generates a physical simulation of the object observed in the video clip. This solution is found by optimizing the simulation parameters to best match the motion observed in the video sequence. These simulation parameters include initial positions and velocities, environment parameters like gravity direction and parameters of the camera. A global objective function computes the sum squared difference between the silhouette of the object in simulation and the silhouette obtained from video at each frame. Applications include creating interesting rigid body animations, tracking complex rigid body motions in video and estimating camera parameters from video.

Notes
Number of pages: 15
Note: Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2350

AVI Video available at: http://graphics.cs.cmu.edu/projects/rigidbodies/bhatECCV02.avi


Text Reference
Kiran Bhat, Steven Seitz, Jovan Popovic, and Pradeep Khosla, "Computing the Physical Parameters of Rigid-Body Motion from Video," Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV '02), May, 2002, pp. 551 - 565.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Bhat_2002_4397,
   author = "Kiran Bhat and Steven Seitz and Jovan Popovic and Pradeep Khosla",
   title = "Computing the Physical Parameters of Rigid-Body Motion from Video",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV '02)",
   pages = "551 - 565",
   month = "May",
   year = "2002",
   Notes = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2350

AVI Video available at: http://graphics.cs.cmu.edu/projects/rigidbodies/bhatECCV02.avi"
}