Robust Face Recognition Technique for a Real-Time Embedded Face Recognition System

Robust Face Recognition Technique for a Real-Time Embedded Face Recognition System

Ting Shan (National ICT Australia and The University of Queensland, Australia), Abbas Bigdeli (National ICT Australia, Australia), Brian C. Lovell (National ICT Australia and The University of Queensland, Australia) and Shaokang Chen (National ICT Australia and The University of Queensland, Australia)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-807-9.ch008
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Abstract

In this chapter, we propose a pose variability compensation technique, which synthesizes realistic frontal face images from nonfrontal views. It is based on modeling the face via active appearance models and estimating the pose through a correlation model. The proposed technique is coupled with adaptive principal component analysis (APCA), which was previously shown to perform well in the presence of both lighting and expression variations. The proposed recognition techniques, though advanced, are not computationally intensive. So they are quite well suited to the embedded system environment. Indeed, the authors have implemented an early prototype of a face recognition module on a mobile camera phone so the camera can be used to identify the person holding the phone.

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