Andrew Comport

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Contact Details

Address: IRISA / INRIA Rennes
Campus Universitaire de Beaulieu
35042 Rennes Cedex - FRANCE
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(Stéphanie Lemaile)


In 1997 I graduated with Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science from Monash University Australia. In 2000 I further graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering with Honours as part of a double degree program (BSc/BE). During the final year of this degree I undertook an exchange program with the Ecole Superieur de l'Electronic de l'Ouest (ESEO) in Angers, France. After graduation I worked as a Research Assistant for Ray Jarvis in the Intelligent Robotics Research Center(IRRC). In October 2001 I started a PhD in the VISTA research project at IRISA/INRIA Rennes. My supervisors are François Chaumette and Eric Marchand.

Research Topic

The topic of my thesis is "Virtual Visual Servoing for Augmented Reality".  Initially this thesis has been based on using traditional visual servoing techniques to calculate the pose of a camera. More precisely it has involved localizing the viewpoint between a camera and a model of the observed scene by using the image acquired by the camera. This research has also taken into account different types of visual information such as distances to lines, ellipses, cylinders and spheres or any combination of these. Further to this a visual servoing control law has been developed which is statistically robust with respect to noisy measures and potential occlusions. Current research has involved considering more complicated models such as articulated objects by relaxing rigidity constraints. Spatio-temporal object representations are also being considered. These methods are directly related to the research areas of 3D Tracking, Visual Servoing and Augmented Reality and have many applications in diverse domains such as production, medicine and entertainment industries.

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