College of Science and Engineering
Department or Program Affiliation
Computer Science Department
Object recognition, active vision, peripheral-foveal vision
There are numerous solutions to simple object recognition problems when the machine is operating under strict environmental conditions (such as lighting). Object recognition in real-world environments poses greater difficulty however. Ideally mobile robots will function in real-world environments without the aid of fiduciary identifiers. More robust methods are therefore needed to perform object recognition reliably. A combined approach of multiple techniques improves recognition results. Active vision and peripheral-foveal vision—systems that are designed to improve the information gathered for the purposes of object recognition—are examined. In addition to active vision and peripheral-foveal vision, five object recognition methods that either make use of some form of active vision or could leverage active vision and/or peripheral-foveal vision systems are also investigated: affine-invariant image patches, perceptual organization, 3D morphable models (3DMMs), active viewpoint, and adaptive color segmentation. The current state-of-the-art in these areas of vision research and observations on areas of future research are presented. Examples of state-of-theart methods employed in other vision applications that have not been used for object recognition are also mentioned. Lastly, the future direction of the research field is hypothesized.
Subject – LCSH
Computer vision, Pattern recognition systems, Image processing--Digital techniques
Western Washington University
Gerard, Rusty, "Combined object recognition approaches for mobile robotics" (2008). Computer Science Graduate and Undergraduate Student Scholarship. 6.
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