A local deviation constraint based non-rigid structure from motion approach

Xia Chen, Zhan Li Sun, Kin Man Lam, Zhigang Zeng

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In many traditional non-rigid structure from motion &#x0028 NRSFM &#x0029 approaches, the estimation results of part feature points may significantly deviate from their true values because only the overall estimation error is considered in their models. Aimed at solving this issue, a local deviation-constrained-based column-space-fitting approach is proposed in this paper to alleviate estimation deviation. In our work, an effective model is first constructed with two terms: the overall estimation error, which is computed by a linear subspace representation, and a constraint term, which is based on the variance of the reconstruction error for each frame. Furthermore, an augmented lagrange multipliers &#x0028 ALM &#x0029 iterative algorithm is presented to optimize the proposed model. Moreover, a convergence analysis is performed with three steps for the optimization process. As both the overall estimation error and the local deviation are utilized, the proposed method can achieve a good estimation performance and a relatively uniform estimation error distribution for different feature points. Experimental results on several widely used synthetic sequences and real sequences demonstrate the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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