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A Real-Time Head Pose Estimation Using Adaptive POSIT Based on Modified Supervised Descent Method

  • Zhong-Qiu ZhaoEmail author
  • Kewen Cheng
  • Qinmu Peng
  • Xindong Wu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9771)

Abstract

In this paper, we proposed a real-time head pose estimation algorithm by extending Pose from Orthography and Scaling with Iterations (POSIT) (named Adaptive POSIT) method and modifying the Supervised Descent Method (SDM). Specifically, we used the modified SDM for facial landmarks detection and tracking, and adopted adaptive POSIT to estimate head pose. In the feature selection stage, we extracted different features in neighboring facial landmarks instead of a single feature. In the facial landmarks selection stage, we used partial facial landmarks instead of the whole facial landmarks. The experiments show that our method can track facial landmarks robustly with tolerance to certain illumination changes and partial occlusion, and improves the accuracy of head pose estimation.

Keywords

Head pose estimation SDM POSIT Facial landmarks 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong-Qiu Zhao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kewen Cheng
    • 1
  • Qinmu Peng
    • 2
  • Xindong Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Computer and InformationHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceHong Kong Baptist UniversityHong KongChina

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