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Qualitative landmark recognition using visual cues
Author(s): Raadhakrishnan Poovendran; Scott A. Speigle; Sridhar Srinivasan; Srinivasan Raghavan; Rama Chellappa
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a qualitative approach based on visual cues for man-made landmark recognition in outdoor as a navigational aid. This work is part of an exploratory effort in which the primary objective is to demonstrate an alternate navigation mode using landmarks for unmanned ground vehicle systems. The proposed approach uses color video as the data input and consists of the following three major functions: (a) eliminating most of the natural background clutter in given imagery, and generating regions of interest (ROIs), (b) extracting arcs, ellipses, circles, rectangles and prescribed geometric shapes in the ROIs, and (c) recognition of man-made landmarks by parts. We present details of each of the modules and the results on real image sequences.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3087, Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277213
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Raadhakrishnan Poovendran, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Scott A. Speigle, U.S. Army Missile Command (United States)
Sridhar Srinivasan, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)
Srinivasan Raghavan, Hughes STX (United States)
Rama Chellappa, Univ. of Maryland/College Park (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3087:
Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems II
Scott A. Speigle, Editor(s)

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