Machine Intelligence Laboratory

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Prof. Roberto Cipolla

Professor of Information Engineering

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32849

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Roberto Cipolla is a Professor of Information Engineering with research interests in computer vision and robotics.

Research Interests

Professor Cipolla's research interests include:

3D Shape from Uncalibrated Images

  • Structure and Motion from outlines
  • Multiview stereo with volumetric graph-cuts
  • Multiview photometric stereo
  • Realtime non-rigid photometric stereo from video
  • Single View Reconstruction

Object Detection and Recognition

  • Contour-based learning for realtime object detection
  • Object category detection and segmentation
  • Face recognition from image sets

Video Segmentation

  • Video segmentation and label propagation
  • Action recognition with canonical correlations
  • Detection of people in crowds

Computer Vision for Human-Computer Interaction

  • Hand detection and tracking
  • Human pose detection and tracking
  • Realtime gesture recognition

Visually Guided Robotics

  • Visual localisation
  • Target recognition in UAVs
  • Realtime visual tracking

Applications of Computer Vision

  • Computer vision and AR on mobile phones
  • Content-based image and video retrieval
  • Visual inspection in ageing infrastructure