Translator Disclaimer
3 February 2014 Using probabilistic model as feature descriptor on a smartphone device for autonomous navigation of unmanned ground vehicles
Author Affiliations +
Proceedings Volume 9025, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXI: Algorithms and Techniques; 90250I (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2045107
Event: IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
There has been significant research on the development of feature descriptors in the past few years. Most of them do not emphasize real-time applications. This paper presents the development of an affine invariant feature descriptor for low resource applications such as UAV and UGV that are equipped with an embedded system with a small microprocessor, a field programmable gate array (FPGA), or a smart phone device. UAV and UGV have proven suitable for many promising applications such as unknown environment exploration, search and rescue operations. These applications required on board image processing for obstacle detection, avoidance and navigation. All these real-time vision applications require a camera to grab images and match features using a feature descriptor. A good feature descriptor will uniquely describe a feature point thus allowing it to be correctly identified and matched with its corresponding feature point in another image. A few feature description algorithms are available for a resource limited system. They either require too much of the device’s resource or too much simplification on the algorithm, which results in reduction in performance. This research is aimed at meeting the needs of these systems without sacrificing accuracy. This paper introduces a new feature descriptor called PRObabilistic model (PRO) for UGV navigation applications. It is a compact and efficient binary descriptor that is hardware-friendly and easy for implementation.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Alok Desai and Dah-Jye Lee "Using probabilistic model as feature descriptor on a smartphone device for autonomous navigation of unmanned ground vehicles", Proc. SPIE 9025, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXXI: Algorithms and Techniques, 90250I (3 February 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2045107
PROCEEDINGS
9 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top