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Distributed Optimization for Multiprojection Shadow Removal

This paper proposes a novel shadow removal technique for cooperative projection system based on spatiotemporal prediction. In our previous work, we proposed a distributed feedback algorithm, which is implementable in cooperative projection environments subject to data transfer constraints between components. A weakness of this scheme is that the compensation is conducted in each pixel independently. As a result, spatiotemporal information of the environmental change cannot be utilized even if it is available. In view of this, we specifically investigate the situation where some of the projectors are occluded by a moving object whose one-frame-ahead behaviour is predictable. In order to remove the resulting shadow, we propose a novel error propagating scheme that is still implementable in a distributed manner and enables us to incorporate the prediction information of the obstacle. It is demonstrated theoretically and experimentally that the proposed method significantly improves the shadow removal performance in comparison to the previous work.


  • Jun Tsukamoto, Daisuke Iwai, and Kenji Kashima, "Distributed Optimization Framework for Shadow Removal in Multi-Projection Systems," Computer Graphics Forum (accepted).