Towards Robust Object Detection: Integrated Background Modeling Based on Spatio-temporal Features

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We propose a sophisticated method for background modeling based on spatio-temporal features. It consists of three complementary approaches: pixel-level background modeling, region-level one and frame-level one. The pixel-level background model uses the probability density function to approximate background model. The PDF is estimated non-parametrically by using Parzen density estimation. The region-level model is based on the evaluation of the local texture around each pixel while reducing the effects of variations in lighting. The frame-level model detects sudden, global changes of the the image brightness and estimates a present background image from input image referring to a background model image. Then, objects are extracted by background subtraction. Fusing their approaches realizes robust object detection under varying illumination, which is shown in several experiments.