26 June 1997 Qualitative landmark recognition using visual cues
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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.
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Raadhakrishnan Poovendran, Raadhakrishnan Poovendran, Scott A. Speigle, Scott A. Speigle, Sridhar Srinivasan, Sridhar Srinivasan, Srinivasan Raghavan, Srinivasan Raghavan, Rama Chellappa, Rama Chellappa, } "Qualitative landmark recognition using visual cues", Proc. SPIE 3087, Navigation and Control Technologies for Unmanned Systems II, (26 June 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.277213; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.277213
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