Detecting Scene Elements Using Maximally Stable Colour Regions

  • David Obdržálek
  • Stanislav Basovník
  • Lukáš Mach
  • Andrej Mikulík
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 82)

Abstract

Image processing for autonomous robots is nowadays very popular. In our paper, we show a method how to extract information from a camera attached on a robot to acquire locations of targets the robot is looking for. We apply maximally stable colour regions (a method originally used for image matching) to obtain an initial set of candidate regions. This set is then filtered using application specific filters to find only the regions that correspond to scene elements of interest. The presented method has been applied in practice and performs well even under varying illumination conditions since it does not rely heavily on manually specified colour thresholds. Furthermore, no colour calibration is needed.

Keywords

Autonomous robot Maximally Stable Colour Regions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Obdržálek
    • 1
  • Stanislav Basovník
    • 1
  • Lukáš Mach
    • 1
  • Andrej Mikulík
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and PhysicsCharles University in PraguePraha 1Czech Republic

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