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Bio-inspired visual attention and object recognition
Author(s): Deepak Khosla; Christopher K. Moore; David Huber; Suhas Chelian
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a bio-inspired Visual Attention and Object Recognition System (VARS) that can (1) learn representations of objects that are invariant to scale, position and orientation; and (2) recognize and locate these objects in static and video imagery. The system uses modularized bio-inspired algorithms/techniques that can be applied towards finding salient objects in a scene, recognizing those objects, and prompting the user for additional information to facilitate interactive learning. These algorithms are based on models of human visual attention, search, recognition and learning. The implementation is highly modular, and the modules can be used as a complete system or independently. The underlying technologies were carefully researched in order to ensure they were robust, fast, and could be integrated into an interactive system. We evaluated our system's capabilities on the Caltech-101 and COIL-100 datasets, which are commonly used in machine vision, as well as on simulated scenes. Preliminary results are quite promising in that our system is able to process these datasets with good accuracy and low computational times.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6560, Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications V, 656003 (30 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.719981
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Deepak Khosla, HRL Labs. LLC (United States)
Christopher K. Moore, HRL Labs. LLC (United States)
David Huber, HRL Labs. LLC (United States)
Suhas Chelian, HRL Labs. LLC (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6560:
Intelligent Computing: Theory and Applications V
Kevin L. Priddy; Emre Ertin, Editor(s)

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