Soft Computing

, Volume 21, Issue 17, pp 4995–5002 | Cite as

A face recognition system based on convolution neural network using multiple distance face

Methodologies and Application


The recognition technology that recognizes or discriminates certain individuals is very important for the security that provides intelligence services. Face recognition rate can vary depending on variability of the face itself as well as other external factors such as illumination, background, angle and distance of a camera position. The paper suggests a proper method for long-distance face recognition by resolving the change in recognition rate resulting from distance change in long-distance face recognition. For the long-distance face recognition test, face images by actual distance from 1 to 9 m away were obtained directly. Actual face images taken by distance were applied to resolve the issue rising from distance change and CNN was applied to extract overall features of face. The test showed that proposed face recognition algorithm that used CNN as feature extraction and face images by actual distance for training was found to show the best performance.


Long-distance face recognition Multiple distance face Intelligent robot service Convolution neural network 



The work was supported by Next-Generation Information Computing Development Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Korea (2011-0029927) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy(MOTIE) and Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) through the Promoting Regional specialized Industry.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Convergence SciencesKongju National UniversityKongjuRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Electronics EngineeringChosun UniversityGwangjuRepublic of Korea

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