Adaptive Object Tracking with Complementary Models

Peng GAO  Yipeng MA  Chao LI  Ke SONG  Yan ZHANG  Fei WANG  Liyi XIAO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E101-D   No.11   pp.2849-2854
Publication Date: 2018/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2018EDL8074
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Image Recognition, Computer Vision
Keyword: 
object tracking,  discriminative correlation filter,  adaptive combination,  model update,  

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Summary: 
Most state-of-the-art discriminative tracking approaches are based on either template appearance models or statistical appearance models. Despite template appearance models have shown excellent performance, they perform poorly when the target appearance changes rapidly. In contrast, statistic appearance models are insensitive to fast target state changes, but they yield inferior tracking results in challenging scenarios such as illumination variations and background clutters. In this paper, we propose an adaptive object tracking approach with complementary models based on template and statistical appearance models. Both of these models are unified via our novel combination strategy. In addition, we introduce an efficient update scheme to improve the performance of our approach. Experimental results demonstrate that our approach achieves superior performance at speeds that far exceed the frame-rate requirement on recent tracking benchmarks.