Channel 2 news broadcasted an item about a research project performed in
the Geometric Image Processing Lab
in the Computer Science Department.
The project presents a new approach for face 3D recognition based on a
coded-light range camera, which allows acquisition of the face in a
fraction of a second. The acquired 3D surface is processed into a
special representation, called the "bending-invariant canonical form".
This representation is insensitive to facial expressions and postures,
head orientation and illumination conditions. The recognition accuracy
of the 3D face recognition system is very high; in the tests performed
in the lab it was able to distinguish between identical twins, Alex and
Michael Bronstein, two co-authors of the work.
The project is headed by Prof. Ron Kimmel
, and has already invoked interest of industrial and commercial organizations.