Collaborative camera services for distributed real-time object analysis
Originating portfolio: ALU
Estimated expiration: 2032-Mar-18
Potentially relevant companies (1): CBS
Products & technologies (1): Video:Processing
A collaborative object analysis capability is depicted and described herein. The collaborative object analysis capability enables a group of cameras to collaboratively analyze an object, even when the object is in motion. The analysis of an object may include one or more of identification of the object, tracking of the object while the object is in motion, analysis of one or more characteristics of the object, and the like. In general, a camera is configured to discover the camera capability information for one or more neighboring cameras, and to generate, on the basis of such camera capability information, one or more actions to be performed by one or more neighboring cameras to facilitate object analysis. The collaborative object analysis capability also enables additional functions related to object analysis, such as alerting functions, archiving functions (e.g., storing captured video, object tracking information, object recognition information, and so on), and the like.
1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
analyze, at a first camera, an object detected by the first camera to determine object analysis information associated with the object;
identify, at the first camera, a second camera configured to facilitate analysis of the object, wherein the second camera is selected based on a camera capability of the second camera and the object analysis information associated with the object, wherein the camera capability of the second camera comprises a video processing speed of the second camera;
generate, at the first camera, based on at least one of the camera capability of the second camera and the object analysis information associated with the object, an action adapted for use by the second camera to facilitate analysis of the object; and
propagate the action from the first camera toward the second camera.
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