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Tracking a table tennis ball for umpiring purposes

Myint, Hnin; Wong, Patrick; Dooley, Laurence and Hopgood, Adrian (2015). Tracking a table tennis ball for umpiring purposes. In: Fourteenth IAPR International Conference on Machine Vision Applications (MVA2015), 18-22 May 2015, Tokyo, Japan.

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Abstract

This study investigates tracking a table-tennis ball rapidly from video captured using low-cost equipment for umpiring purposes. A number of highly efficient algorithms have been developed for this purpose. The proposed system was tested using sequences capture from real match scenes. The preliminary results of experiments show that accurate and rapid tracking can be achieved even under challenging conditions, including occlusion and colour merging. This work can contribute to the development of an automatic umpiring system and also has the potential to provide amateur users open access to a detection tool for fast-moving, small, round objects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 IEEE
Keywords: tracking; detecting; detection; table tennis ball; ball detection; ball tracking; real time detection; real time tracking
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 42610
Depositing User: Hnin Myint
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42610
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