Tracking Objects in Video with Particle Filters

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In this Guided Project, you will:

C​ode a particle filter from scratch in Python and use it to track a target in a real-world video.

1 hour
Advanced
No download needed
Split-screen video
English
Desktop only

In this one hour long project-based course, you will tackle a real-world computer vision problem. We will be locating and tracking a target in a video shot with a digital camera. We will encounter some of the classic challenges that make computer vision difficult: noisy sensor data, objects that change shape, and occlusion (object hidden from view). We will tackle these challenges with an artificial intelligence technique called a particle filter. By the end of this project, you will have coded a particle filter from scratch using Python and numpy. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Particle Filter

  • Opencv

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)

  • Python Programming

  • Numpy

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Load video frames

  2. Display video frames

  3. Initialize a particle filter

  4. Compute errors

  5. Compute weights and resample

  6. Apply noise

  7. Optimize the particle filter

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