Layered Cooperation of Macro Agents and Micro Agents in Cooperative Active Contour Model

  • Noriko Matsumoto
  • Norihiko Yoshida
  • Shuji Narazaki
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5044)


We have proposed Multi-Snake, which realizes boundary detection in image recognition with the layered cooperation of micro agents and macro agents. Cooperation in a set of micro agents constructs the behavior of a macro agent, and cooperation of the micro agents are integrated to cooperation of the macro agents. This mechanism makes the application more dynamic and flexible. Our previous proposals dealt with cooperation between some macro agents of the same kind. This paper focuses on the cooperation of macro agents of different kinds: sensor-based macro agents and model-based macro agents. We show that our proposal makes estimation improved and more robust. We verify the effectiveness of our proposal through some experiments using artificial images and real images.


Control Point Feature Point Real Image Closed Contour Active Contour Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Noriko Matsumoto
    • 1
  • Norihiko Yoshida
    • 1
  • Shuji Narazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Mathematics, Electronics and InformaticsSaitama UniversitySaitamaJapan

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