A 3D head pose estimation for face recognition

Hwanjong Song, Ukil Yang, Jaihie Kim, Kwanghoon Sohn

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Abstract

This paper presents a three-dimensional (3D) head pose estimation algorithm for robust face recognition. Given a 3D input image, we automatically extract several important 3D facial feature points based on the facial geometry. To estimate 3D head pose accurately, we propose an Error Compensated-SVD (EC-SVD) algorithm. We estimate the initial 3D head pose of an input image using Singular Value Decomposition (SVD) method, and then perform a pose refinement procedure in the normalized face space to compensate for the error for each axis. Experimental results show that the proposed method is capable of estimating pose accurately, therefore suitable for 3D face recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing
EditorsH.M. Hamza
Pages133-138
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2003 Aug 132003 Aug 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing
Volume5

Other

OtherProceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period03/8/1303/8/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Development
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Song, H., Yang, U., Kim, J., & Sohn, K. (2003). A 3D head pose estimation for face recognition. In H. M. Hamza (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing (pp. 133-138). (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing; Vol. 5).