Using Recognition to Guide a Robot's Attention

Alexander Thomas, Vittorio Ferrari, Bastian Leibe, Tinne Tuytelaars, Luc van Gool

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In the transition from industrial to service robotics, robots will have to deal with increasingly unpredictable and variable environments. We present a system that is able to recognize objects of a certain class in an image and to identify their parts for possible interactions. This is demonstrated for instances that have never been observed before, and under partial occlusion and against cluttered backgrounds. Our approach builds on the Implicit Shape Model of Leibe and Schiele, and extends it to couple recognition to the provision of meta-data useful for a task. Meta-data can for instance consist of part labels or depth estimates. We present experimental results on wheelchairs and cars.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems IV
Subtitle of host publicationZurich, Switzerland
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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