Fitting a Single Active Appearance Model Simultaneously to Multiple Images

Changbo Hu, Jing Xiao, Iain Matthews, Simon Baker, Jeffrey Cohn, and Takeo Kanade
Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, October, 2004.


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Abstract
Active Appearance Models (AAMs) are a well studied 2D deformable model. One recently proposed extension of AAMs to multiple images is the Coupled-View AAM. Coupled-View AAMs model the 2D shape and appearance of a face in two or more views simultaneously. The major limitation of Coupled-View AAMs, however, is that they are specific to a particular set of cameras, both in geometry and the photometric responses. In this paper, we describe how a single AAM can be fit to multiple images, captured simultaneously by cameras with arbitrary geometry and response functions. Our algorithm retains the major benefits of Coupled-View AAMs:~the integration of information from multiple images into a single model, and improved fitting robustness.

Notes
Sponsor: U.S.\ DoD contract N41756-03-C4024, NIMH grant R01 MH51435, and DENSO Corporation
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Vision for Safe Driving, People Image Analysis Consortium, Face Group
Associated Project(s): AAM Fitting Algorithms and Face Model Building and Fitting

Text Reference
Changbo Hu, Jing Xiao, Iain Matthews, Simon Baker, Jeffrey Cohn, and Takeo Kanade, "Fitting a Single Active Appearance Model Simultaneously to Multiple Images," Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, October, 2004.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Hu_2004_4735,
   author = "Changbo Hu and Jing Xiao and Iain Matthews and Simon Baker and Jeffrey Cohn and Takeo Kanade",
   title = "Fitting a Single Active Appearance Model Simultaneously to Multiple Images",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference",
   month = "October",
   year = "2004",
}