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Mixing Hough and Color Histogram Models for Accurate Real-Time Object Tracking

Abstract : This paper presents a new object tracking algorithm, which does not rely on offline supervised learning. We propose a very fast and accurate tracker, exclusively based on two complementary low-level features: gradient-based and color-based features. On the first hand, we compute a Generalized Hough Transform, indexed by gradient orientation. On the second hand, a RGB color histogram is used as a global rotation-invariant model. These two parts are processed independently, then merged to estimate the object position. Then, two confidence maps are generated and combined to estimate the object size. Experiments made on VOT2014 and VOT2015 datasets show that our tracker is competitive among all competitors (in accuracy and robustness, ranked in the top 10 and top 15 respectively), and is one of the few trackers running at more than 100 fps on a laptop machine, with one thread. Thanks to its low memory footprint, it can also run on embedded systems.
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Antoine Tran, Antoine Manzanera. Mixing Hough and Color Histogram Models for Accurate Real-Time Object Tracking. Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns (CAIP), 2017, Ystad, Sweden. ⟨hal-01671906⟩



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