Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC)
Computer Vision: Panoramic Cameras and Augmented Reality Applications
The Computational Video Group at Canada's National Research Council pursues research in image and video processing. Two
areas in this research are research with panoramic cameras and augmented reality. Omnidirectional (panoramic) cameras are devices
that can sample light from 360 degrees and can be used both for imaging, teleconferencing, "tele-presence" applications, and robot
control. Another research area is "augmented reality" using computer vision to provide convenient low cost position measurement.
When the position of the real camera is found, a virtual camera can be set to the same position and the content can be merged to
create the illusion of virtual objects existing in our world. Fiducial markers are one reliable way to achieve this, for this the
"ARTag" system was developed. Examples and videos from these different work areas are shown.