Semi-Automatic Video Motion Capture: Lifting 2D Estimates to 3D

Motion Capture (mocap) is a very powerful technology that allows one to digitize natural motion and use it in many areas. Currently, mocap is expensive and intrusive. The core of this project is to develop a pipeline for semi-automatic extraction of 3D motion data from ordinary video sequences. Besides being able to avoid many of the expensive and time consuming aspects of traditional motion capture, the intern will be able to extract motion data in a non-intrusive fashion from readily obtainable video data. Further, he will be able to reach back to archival footage and capture motion of artists, athletes, etc. who have either retired or passed away.

Muntaseer Salahuddin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Greg Mori
British Columbia