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2013 International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (2012)
Toronto, Ontario Canada
May 28, 2012 to May 30, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4683-4
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Papers

[Front cover] (PDF)

pp. C1

[Title page iii] (PDF)

pp. iii

Table of contents (PDF)

pp. v-ix

Multi-Scale Saliency-Guided Compressive Sensing Approach to Efficient Robotic Laser Range Measurements (Abstract)

D. A. Clausi , Vision & Image Process. Lab. Res. Group, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. Wong , Vision & Image Process. Lab. Res. Group, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
S. Schwartz , Vision & Image Process. Lab. Res. Group, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 1-8

Probabilistic Obstacle Detection Using 2 1/2 D Terrain Maps (Abstract)

D. Mackay , Defence R&D Canada-Suffield, Suffield, AB, Canada
J. Collier , Defence R&D Canada-Suffield, Suffield, AB, Canada
G. Broten , Defence R&D Canada-Suffield, Suffield, AB, Canada
pp. 17-23

Planar Segmentation of RGBD Images Using Fast Linear Fitting and Markov Chain Monte Carlo (Abstract)

F. Dellaert , Sch. of Interactive Comput., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
M. Paluri , Sch. of Interactive Comput., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
C. Erdogan , Sch. of Interactive Comput., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA
pp. 32-39

Information Fusion in Visual-Task Inference (Abstract)

J. J. Clark , Centre for Intell. Machines, McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
A. Haji-Abolhassani , Centre for Intell. Machines, McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 48-55

Difference of Circles Feature Detector (Abstract)

J. Zelek , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. Wong , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. Hojaij , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. Fakih , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 63-69

PEGUS: An Image-Based Robust Pose Estimation Method (Abstract)

J. W. Curtis , Munitions Directorate, Air Force Res. Lab., Eglin AFB, FL, USA
E. L. Pasiliao , Munitions Directorate, Air Force Res. Lab., Eglin AFB, FL, USA
W. E. Dixon , Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
S. S. Mehta , Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
P. Barooah , Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
pp. 78-85

A Real Time Augmented Reality System Using GPU Acceleration (Abstract)

M. Fiala , Comput. Sci., Ryerson Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
D. C. C. Tam , Comput. Sci., Ryerson Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 101-108

Accelerometer Localization in the View of a Stationary Camera (Abstract)

S. J. McKenna , Sch. of Comput., Univ. of Dundee, Dundee, UK
S. Stein , Sch. of Comput., Univ. of Dundee, Dundee, UK
pp. 109-116

Recurrent Refinement for Visual Saliency Estimation in Surveillance Scenarios (Abstract)

J. K. Tsotsos , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
Xun Shi , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
N. D. B. Bruce , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 117-124

Coarse Head Pose Estimation using Image Abstraction (Abstract)

H. Kannan , Samsung India Software Oper., Bangalore, India
P. Kalra , Indian Inst. of Technol., Delhi, India
A. V. Puri , Indian Inst. of Technol., Delhi, India
pp. 125-130

Framework for Natural Landmark-based Robot Localization (Abstract)

Jeremy James , Cohort Syst. Inc., Nepan, ON, Canada
Robert Laganière , IEECS, Univ. of Ottawa Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Hicham Sekkati , IEECS, Univ. of Ottawa Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Jochen Lang , IEECS, Univ. of Ottawa Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
Andres Solis Montero , IEECS, Univ. of Ottawa Canada, Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 131-138

Heat Kernels for Non-Rigid Shape Retrieval: Sparse Representation and Efficient Classification (Abstract)

M. El-Melegy , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
A. Farag , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
M. Abdelrahman , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
pp. 153-160

Image De-blurring Using Shearlets (Abstract)

P. Boulanger , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
A. Firouzmanesh , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
pp. 167-173

Robust Body-Height Estimation for Applications in Automotive Industry (Abstract)

D. Clausi , Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
J. Zelek , Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
C. Scharfenberger , Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 174-181

A Multi-Scale Hierarchical Codebook Method for Human Action Recognition in Videos Using a Single Example (Abstract)

M. J. Roshtkhari , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
M. D. Levine , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 182-189

Robust Background Subtraction Using Geodesic Active Contours in ICA Subspace for Video Surveillance Applications (Abstract)

R. Youmaran , Solink Corp., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Robert Laganière , VIVA Res. Lab., Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
A. Mitiche , Inst. Nat. de Recheche Sci., Montreal, QC, Canada
H. Sekkati , VIVA Res. Lab., Univ. of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
pp. 190-197

Optical Flow at Occlusion (Abstract)

Jieyu Zhang , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
J. L. Barron , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada
pp. 198-205

Gaussian Process Gauss-Newton: Non-Parametric State Estimation (Abstract)

T. D. Barfoot , Autonomous Space Robot. Lab., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
P. Furgale , Autonomous Syst. Lab., ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Chi Hay Tong , Autonomous Space Robot. Lab., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 206-213

Learning Categorical Shape from Captioned Images (Abstract)

S. Dickinson , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
A. Levinshtein , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
T. S. H. Lee , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
S. Fidler , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 228-235

Shape from Suggestive Contours Using 3D Priors (Abstract)

S. Wuhrer , Cluster of Excellence MMCI, Saarland Univ., Saarbrucken, Germany
Chang Shu , Inst. for Inf. Technol., Nat. Res. Council, Canada
pp. 236-243

Shape-Based Registration of Kidneys Across Differently Contrasted CT Scans (Abstract)

M. A. Haider , Dept. of Med. Imaging, Princess Margaret & Mount Sinai Hosp., Toronto, ON, Canada
F. Flores-Mangas , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
A. D. Jepson , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 244-251

Non-Lambertian Model-based Facial Shape Recovery from Single Image Under Unknown General Illumination (Abstract)

A. Farag , CVIP Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
H. Rara , CVIP Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
S. Elhabian , CVIP Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
E. Mostafa , CVIP Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
pp. 252-259

Wavelet Reduced Support Vector Regression for Efficient and Robust Head Pose Estimation (Abstract)

T. Vetter , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Univ. of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
T. Frank , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Univ. of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
P. Quick , Cognitec Syst. GmbH, Dresden, Germany
P. Huber , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Math., Univ. of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
M. Ratsch , Cognitec Syst. GmbH, Dresden, Germany
pp. 260-267

Real-Time Semantics-Based Detection of Suspicious Activities in Public Spaces (Abstract)

Mohannad Elhamod , Centre of Intell. Machines, McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
Martin D. Levine , Centre of Intell. Machines, McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 268-275

3D Registration for Verification of Humanoid Justin's Upper Body Kinematics (Abstract)

F. Schmidt , Inst. of Robot. & Mechatron., DLR (German Aerosp. Center), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
N. Figueroa , Inst. of Robot. & Mechatron., DLR (German Aerosp. Center), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
H. Ali , Inst. of Robot. & Mechatron., DLR (German Aerosp. Center), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
pp. 276-283

Parallelizing a Face Detection and Tracking System for Multi-Core Processors (Abstract)

S. Malik , Intell. Syst. Group (Personal Solutions Div.), Intel Corp., Toronto, ON, Canada
A. Ranjan , Intell. Syst. Group (Personal Solutions Div.), Intel Corp., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 290-297

Multi-Robot Repeated Area Coverage: Performance Optimization Under Various Visual Ranges (Abstract)

A. K. Mackworth , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
P. Fazli , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
A. Davoodi , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
pp. 298-305

A Virtual Vision Simulator for Camera Networks Research (Abstract)

F. Z. Qureshi , Inst. of Technol., Univ. of Ontario, Oshawa, ON, Canada
A. Domurad , Inst. of Technol., Univ. of Ontario, Oshawa, ON, Canada
W. Starzyk , Inst. of Technol., Univ. of Ontario, Oshawa, ON, Canada
pp. 306-313

Enhancing Exploration in Topological Worlds with Multiple Immovable Markers (Abstract)

P. Dymond , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
M. Jenkin , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
Hui Wang , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 322-329

Extracting Edge Voxels from 3D Volumetric Maps to Reduce Map Size and Accelerate Mapping Alignment (Abstract)

J. A. Delmerico , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
J. Ryde , Comput. Sci. & Eng., Univ. at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, USA
pp. 330-337

What Can an Image of a Smooth Lambertian Surface Tell About Camera Nonlinearity? (Abstract)

A. A. Farag , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
M. T. El-Melegy , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
pp. 338-345

Robust Horizon Detection Using Segmentation for UAV Applications (Abstract)

S. A. Etemad , Dept. of Syst. & Comput. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON, Canada
A. Whitehead , Sch. of Inf. Technol., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON, Canada
Nasim Sepehri Boroujeni , Dept. of Syst. & Comput. Eng., Carleton Univ., Ottawa, ON, Canada
pp. 346-352

Design and Evaluation of a Flexible Interface for Spatial Navigation (Abstract)

S. C. W. Ong , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
J. Pineau , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
E. Tsang , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 353-360

Specular-Reduced Imaging for Inspection of Machined Surfaces (Abstract)

G. Bone , Dept. of Mech. Eng., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada
D. Capson , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada
K. Sills , Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON, Canada
pp. 361-368

A Metaheuristic Bat-Inspired Algorithm for Full Body Human Pose Estimation (Abstract)

E. M. Abdel-Rahman , Syst. Design Eng. Dept., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. R. Ahmad , Syst. Design Eng. Dept., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
S. Akhtar , Syst. Design Eng. Dept., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 369-375

Segmentation and Pose Estimation of Planar Metallic Objects (Abstract)

H. Ali , Inst. of Robot. & Mechatron. (RM), German Aerosp. Center, Wessling, Germany
N. Figueroa , Inst. of Robot. & Mechatron. (RM), German Aerosp. Center, Wessling, Germany
pp. 376-382

Regularized Gradient Kernel Anisotropic Diffusion for Better Image Filtering (Abstract)

D. A. Clausi , Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. H. Shabani , Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
J. S. Zelek , Intell. Syst. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 383-387

Exploiting Reusable Paths in Mobile Robotics: Benefits and Challenges for Long-term Autonomy (Abstract)

C. McManus , Mobile Robot. Group, Univ. of Oxford, Oxford, UK
P. Furgale , Autonomous Syst. Lab., ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
T. D. Barfoot , Autonomous Space Robot. Lab., Univ. of Toronto Inst. for Aerosp. Studies, Toronto, ON, Canada
B. Stenning , Autonomous Space Robot. Lab., Univ. of Toronto Inst. for Aerosp. Studies, Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 388-395

Extracting High-Level Intuitive Features (HLIF) for Classifying Skin Lesions Using Standard Camera Images (Abstract)

D. A. Clausi , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
R. Amelard , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. Wong , Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 396-403

Fast Matching of Binary Features (Abstract)

M. Muja , Lab. for Comput. Intell., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
D. G. Lowe , Lab. for Comput. Intell., Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
pp. 404-410

Dynamic Weighting of Facial Features for Automatic Pose-Invariant Face Recognition (Abstract)

A. A. Farag , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
E. A. Mostafa , Comput. Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
pp. 411-416

Socially-Driven Collective Path Planning for Robot Missions (Abstract)

G. Dudek , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
F. Shkurti , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
J. C. G. Higuera , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
Anqi Xu , Sch. of Comput. Sci., McGill Univ., Montreal, QC, Canada
pp. 417-424

3D Town: The Automatic Urban Awareness Project (Abstract)

J. H. Elder , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
G. Sohn , Dept. of Earth & Space Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
B. Hou , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
C. Solomon , Dept. of Earth & Space Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
Luo Chao , Dept. of Earth & Space Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
R. Persad , Dept. of Earth & Space Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
Langyue Wang , Dept. of Earth & Space Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
Eduardo R. Corral-Soto , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
R. Tal , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 433-440

BRaVO: Biased Reciprocal Velocity Obstacles Break Symmetry in Dense Robot Populations (Abstract)

S. A. Sadat , Autonomy Lab., Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC, Canada
R. T. Vaughan , Autonomy Lab., Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby, BC, Canada
pp. 441-447

Visual Place Categorization in Indoor Environments (Abstract)

E. Fazl-Ersi , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
J. K. Tsotsos , Dept. of Comput. Sci. & Eng., York Univ., Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 448-453

In Situ Motion Capture of Speed Skating: Escaping the Treadmill (Abstract)

C. Thornton , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
J. E. Boyd , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
A. Godbout , Dept. of Comput. Sci., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
pp. 460-467

Evaluation of Local Spatio-temporal Salient Feature Detectors for Human Action Recognition (Abstract)

D. A. Clausi , Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
J. S. Zelek , Intell. Syst. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
A. H. Shabani , Vision & Image Process. Lab., Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
pp. 468-475

Author Index (PDF)

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