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Recent advances in camera tracking and virtual reality

WithW. Zhou, H. Hu & P.J. Smith

Camera tracking refers to a camera that follows a person or an object that is physically moving. Previously, the camera tracking can be realised by using a dolly or pedestal with the mounted camera, which then be manually pushed on the road or on rails [1]. Recently, more sophisticated methods have become possible for camera tracking. For example the use of vision or laser based systems alongside robotic devices. These advancements have generated interest in this area for researchers, who constantly evolve new techniques and algorithms to enhance tracking technologies[2]. Some of the novel sensors used in the modern tracking applications include: lasers, ultrasonic and optical methods. As the research interest grows in this area, so does the development potential for new camera tracking sensors and products.