Detecting and tracking moving objects with an active camera in real time

Karakaş, Samet
Moving object detection techniques can be divided into two categories based on the type of the camera which is either static or active. Methods of static cameras can detect moving objects according to the variable regions on the video frame. However, the same method is not suitable for active cameras. The task of moving object detection for active cameras generally needs more complex algorithms and unique solutions. The aim of this thesis work is real time detection and tracking of moving objects with an active camera. For this purpose, feature based algorithms are implemented due to the computational efficiency of these kinds of algorithms and SURF (Speeded Up Robust Features) is mainly used for these algorithms. An algorithm is developed in C++ environment and OpenCV library is frequently used. The developed algorithm is capable of detecting and tracking moving objects by using a PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera at a frame rate of approximately 5 fps and with a resolution of 640x480.
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S. Karakaş, “Detecting and tracking moving objects with an active camera in real time,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.