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Author Bruce, James ♦ Balch, Tucker ♦ Veloso, Manuela
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Necessary Efficiency ♦ Color Image Segmentation ♦ Realtime Color-based Segmentation ♦ Color Threshold Classifier ♦ Fast Color Image Segmentation ♦ Main Part ♦ Region Segmentation ♦ General Purpose Commodity Hardware ♦ Various Region Feature ♦ Commodity Hardware ♦ Careful Attention ♦ Connected Component ♦ Software System ♦ Vision System ♦ Region Merger ♦ Object Tracking ♦ Domain Knowledge ♦ Specific Software System ♦ Cpu Hardware ♦ Mobile Robotics ♦ Commodity Image Capture
Description Vision systems employing region segmentation by color are crucial in applications such as object tracking, automated manufacturing and mobile robotics. Traditionally, systems employing realtime color-based segmentation are either implemented in hardware, or as very specific software systems that take advantage of domain knowledge to attain the necessary efficiency. However, we have found that with careful attention to algorithm efficiency fast color image segmentation can be accomplished using commodity image capture and CPU hardware. This paper describes a system capable of tracking several hundred regions of up to 32 colors at 30 Hertz on general purpose commodity hardware. The software system is composed of three main parts; a color threshold classifier, a region merger to calculate connected components, and a separation and sorting system to gather various region features and sort them by size. The algorithms and representations will be described, as well as descriptions of three applications in which it has been used.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2000-01-01
Publisher Institution In Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment