The Model-Based Visual Surveillance System developed jointly by the Universities of Reading and Leeds was featured in on Sky News (2rd June 1998).
The Model-Based Visual Surveillance project is funded by EPSRC under the Integrated Machine Vision Programme
An example of Model-Based Visual Surveillance was shown on Sky News. The original footage specially filmed for Sky News is shown below.
The result of the system are shown below overlaid on the image. The system tracks the vehicle as it enters the field of view and then tracks the driver as she walks away from her car. Another pedestrian in the car park is also tracked. The system is able to describe the actions of the vehicle and people and raise an alert when the second pedestrian enters the car shortly after the driver has left.
The results of tracking are on the ground not on the image so we can produce a VRML world of the example. The VRML model requires a browser that supports version 2.0 with prototypes such as the CosmoPlayer from Silicon Graphics