Motion trajectories are powerful cues for event detection and recognition. In this paper we present a system for manual task analysis that distinguishes between skin and object motion and learns activity patterns through analysing object trajectories. It is particularly suited to the recognition of common object handling tasks. Our vision system performs hand skin detection and object segmentation for each frame in a sequence. The object trajectories are then modelled as motion time series. We have compared the performance of several different time series indexing schemes: symbolic, polynomial and orthonormal basis functions used for trajectory similarity retrieval and classification. We then attempt to cluster object-centred motion patterns in the coefficient feature space. The proposed technique is validated on two different datasets, Australian Sign Language and object handling data obtained in the laboratory. Applications to task recognition and motion data mining in industrial surveillance applications are envisaged. © 2006 IEEE.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Video and Signal Based Surveillance 2006, AVSS 2006|Proc. Int. Conf. Video Signal Based Surveill.|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||IEEE International Conference on Video and Signal Based Surveillance 2006, AVSS 2006 - Sydney, NSW|
Duration: 1 Jul 2006 → …
|Conference||IEEE International Conference on Video and Signal Based Surveillance 2006, AVSS 2006|
|Period||1/07/06 → …|