Light-weight marker hiding for augmented reality

Otto Korkalo, Miika Aittala, Sanni Siltanen

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    In augmented reality, marker-based tracking is the most common method for camera pose estimation. Most of the markers are black and white patterns that are visually obtrusive, but they can be hidden from the video using image inpainting methods. In this paper, we present a computationally efficient approach to achieve this. We use a high-resolution hiding texture, which is captured and generated only once. To capture continuous changes in illumination, reflections and exposure, we also compute a very low-resolution texture at each frame. The coarse and fine textures are combined to obtain a detailed hiding texture which reacts to changing conditions and runs efficiently in mobile phone environments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality 2010 (ISMAR 2010)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4244-9346-3, 978-1-4244-9345-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-9344-9, 978-1-4244-9343-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2010 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Duration: 13 Oct 201016 Oct 2010
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, ISMAR 2010
    Abbreviated titleISMAR 2010
    Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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