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Line grouping using perceptual saliency and structure prediction for car detection in traffic scenes
Author(s): Sandra Denasi; Giorgio Quaglia
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Paper Abstract

Autonomous and guide assisted vehicles make a heavy use of computer vision techniques to perceive the environment where they move. In this context, the European PROMETHEUS program is carrying on activities in order to develop autonomous vehicle monitoring that assists people to achieve safer driving. Car detection is one of the topics that are faced by the program. Our contribution proposes the development of this task in two stages: the localization of areas of interest and the formulation of object hypotheses. In particular, the present paper proposes a new approach that builds structural descriptions of objects from edge segmentations by using geometrical organization. This approach has been applied to the detection of cars in traffic scenes. We have analyzed images taken from a moving vehicle in order to formulate obstacle hypotheses: preliminary results confirm the efficiency of the method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2055, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XII: Algorithms and Techniques, (20 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150185
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Sandra Denasi, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale "Galileo Ferraris" (Italy)
Giorgio Quaglia, Istituto Elettrotecnico Nazionale "Galileo Ferraris" (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2055:
Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XII: Algorithms and Techniques
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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