3D active appearance model for aligning faces in 2D images

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3D active appearance model for aligning faces in 2D images
Abstract— Perceiving human faces is one of the most important functions for human robot interaction. The active appearance model (AAM) is a statistical approach that models the shape and texture of a target object. According to a number of the existing works, AAM has a great success in modeling human faces. Unfortunately, the traditional AAM framework could fail when the face pose changes as only 2D information is used to model a 3D object. To overcome this limitation, we propose a 3D AAM framework in which a 3D shape model and an appearance model are used to model human faces. Instead of choosing a proper weighting constant to balance the contributions from appearance similarity and the constraint on consistent 2D shape with 3D shape in the existing work, our approach directly matches 2D visual faces with the 3D shape model. No balancing weighting between 2D shape and 3D shape is needed. In addition, only frontal faces are needed for training and non-frontal faces can be aligned suc...
Chun-Wei Chen, Chieh-Chih Wang
Added 31 May 2010
Updated 31 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where IROS
Authors Chun-Wei Chen, Chieh-Chih Wang
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