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The presented work is motivated by the problem of local motion estimation via robust regression with linear models. In order to increase the robustness of the motion estimates we propose a novel Robust Local Optical Flow approach based on a modified Hampel estimator. We show the deficiencies of the least squares estimator used by the standard KLT tracker when the assumptions made by Lucas/Kanade are violated. We propose a strategy to adapt the window sizes to cope with the Generalized Aperture Problem...

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  • Tobias Senst, Thilo Borgmann, Ivo Keller, Thomas Sikora
    Cross based Robust Local Optical Flow
    21th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Paris,France, 27.10.2014 - 30.10.2014, pp. 1967-1971
    ISBN: 978-1-4799-5750-7 DOI:10.1109/ICIP.2014.7025394
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We provide binaries of the RLOF feature tracker in order to help other researchers to compare their results or to use our work as a module for their research. The files contain a binary package for the Windows operating system.

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