Signal, Image and Video Processing

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 831–849 | Cite as

Hybrid tracking system for robust fiducials registration in augmented reality

  • Madjid MaidiEmail author
  • Fakhreddine Ababsa
  • Malik Mallem
  • Marius Preda
Original Paper


An effective augmented reality system requires an accurate registration of virtual graphics on real images. In this work, we developed a multi-modal tracking architecture for object identification and occlusion handling. Our approach combines several sensors and techniques to overcome the environment changes. This architecture is composed of a first coded targets registration module based on a hybrid algorithm of pose estimation. To manage partial target occlusions, a second module based on a robust method for feature points tracking is developed. The latest component of the system is the hybrid tracking module. This multi-sensors part handles total target occlusions issue. Experiments with the multi-modal system proved the effectiveness of the proposed tracking approach and occlusion handling in augmented reality applications.


Augmented reality Computer vision  Real-time tracking Hybrid tracking Multi-sensors systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Madjid Maidi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fakhreddine Ababsa
    • 2
  • Malik Mallem
    • 2
  • Marius Preda
    • 1
  1. 1.Département ARTEMISTélécom SudParis/Institut Mines-TélécomÉvryFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire IBISCUniversité d’Évry Val d’EssonneÉvryFrance

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