Jason Gedge

Summer Work

Posted on May 15, 2008

Well my research job started last week and I’m looking forward to some results, although they won’t come till later on this summer. I will be researching two areas:

  1. Image stitching
  2. Feature matching

The basic idea is to take a set of photos and generate multiple panoramas from them appropriately. After this I will be estimating camera poses and with some form of a transform allow the user to travel from one panorama to the next. This should end up being a fully automated process so that one can easily create “virtual tours”. It is sort of a combination of different software (such as Microsoft PhotoSynth and Quicktime VR).

I’m hoping by the end of the summer I’ll have most of the concepts straightened out and some tools/software created to generate these tours and display them. Depending on the results I may carry on with this project for my honours thesis. Such a thesis would be an extension on this work and would probably include improved algorithms along with efficiency improvements, such as utilizing the GPU for tour generation.

Whenever I start getting results, I’ll make another post. Once I understand the domain better I’ll probably even post some technical information (for those of us who enjoy learning)!

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