Faculty Advisor

Lindeman, Robert William

Abstract

Optical tracking systems are a useful method for tracking objects in virtual environments. The expense of commercially available optical tracking systems makes them cost prohibitive for many institutions. A cheaper system was developed by using less expensive, off-the-shelf components. A reflective marker can be tracked by cameras fitted with LED lights. The two-dimensional image processing is performed by four low-end PCs which relay the information to a fifth machine that calculates the three-dimensional position of the marker.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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