Person-independent head pose estimation using biased manifold embedding

Springer International Publishing
Vineeth N Balasubramanian Sreekar Krishna Sethuraman Panchanathan
Abstract Head pose estimation has been an integral problem in the study of face recognition systems and human-computer interfaces, as part of biometric applications. A fine estimate of the head pose angle is necessary and useful for several face analysis applications. To determine the head pose, face images with varying pose angles can be considered to be lying on a smooth low-dimensional manifold in high-dimensional image feature space. However, when there are face images of multiple individuals with varying pose angles, ...