The University of Sussex

Interpretation of group behaviour in visually mediated interaction

Jamie Sherrah, Shaogang Gong, A.Jonathan Howell, Hilary Buxton

While full computer understanding of dynamic visual scenes containing several people may be currently unattainable, we propose a computationally efficient approach to determine areas of interest in such scenes. To this end, we present methods for modelling and interpretation of single- and multi-person human behaviour in real time to control video cameras for visually mediated interaction. We demonstrate that while environments containing a single person are relatively simple, interpretation of multi-person scenarios is much more difficult.

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