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Visual analysis of trash bin processing on garbage trucks in low resolution video
Author(s): Oliver Sidla; Gernot Loibner
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Paper Abstract

We present a system for trash can detection and counting from a camera which is mounted on a garbage collection truck. A working prototype has been successfully implemented and tested with several hours of real-world video. The detection pipeline consists of HOG detectors for two trash can sizes, and meanshift tracking and low level image processing for the analysis of the garbage disposal process. Considering the harsh environment and unfavorable imaging conditions, the process works already good enough so that very useful measurements from video data can be extracted. The false positive/false negative rate of the full processing pipeline is about 5-6% at fully automatic operation. Video data of a full day (about 8 hrs) can be processed in about 30 minutes on a standard PC.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9407, Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2015, 94070U (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076730
Show Author Affiliations
Oliver Sidla, SLR Engineering GmbH (Austria)
Gernot Loibner, SLR Engineering GmbH (Austria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9407:
Video Surveillance and Transportation Imaging Applications 2015
Robert P. Loce; Eli Saber, Editor(s)

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