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Interactive camera network design using a virtual reality interface

Journal Contribution - e-publication

The traditional literature on camera network design focuses on constructing automated algorithms. These require problem-specific input from experts in order to produce their output. The nature of the required input is highly unintuitive, leading to an impractical workflow for human operators. In this work we focus on developing a virtual reality user interface allowing human operators to manually design camera networks in an intuitive manner. From real world practical examples we conclude that the camera networks designed using this interface are highly competitive with, or sometimes even superior to, those generated by automated algorithms, but the associated workflow is more intuitive and simple. The competitiveness of the human-generated camera networks is remarkable because the structure of the optimization problem is a well known combinatorial NP-hard problem. These results indicate that human operators can be used in challenging geometrical combinatorial optimization problems, given an intuitive visualization of the problem.
Journal: Sensors
ISSN: 1424-8220
Volume: 19
Publication year:2019
Keywords:A1 Journal article
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Higher Education