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Object Detection Using SURF and Superpixels

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ABSTRACT

This paper proposes a novel object detection method in which a set of local features inside the superpixels are extracted from the image under analysis acquired by a 3D visual sensor. To increase the segmentation accuracy, the proposed method firstly performs the segmentation of the image, under analysis, using the Simple Linear Iterative Clustering (SLIC) superpixels method. Next the key points inside each superpixel are estimated using the Speed-Up Robust Feature (SURF). These key points are then used to carry out the matching task for every detected keypoints of a scene inside the estimated superpixels. In addition, a probability map is introduced to describe the accuracy of the object detection results. Experimental results show that the proposed approach provides fairly good object detection and confirms the superior performance of proposed scene compared with other recently proposed methods such as the scheme proposed by Mae et al.

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M. Lopez-de-la-Calleja, T. Nagai, M. Attamimi, M. Nakano-Miyatake and H. Perez-Meana, "Object Detection Using SURF and Superpixels," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 9, 2013, pp. 511-518. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.69061.

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