The Whole World in Your Hand: Active and Interactive Segmentation

Arsenio, Artur and Fitzpatrick, Paul and Kemp, Charles C. and Metta, Giorgio (2003) The Whole World in Your Hand: Active and Interactive Segmentation. [Conference Paper]

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Object segmentation is a fundamental problem in computer vision and a powerful resource for development. This paper presents three embodied approaches to the visual segmentation of objects. Each approach to segmentation is aided by the presence of a hand or arm in the proximity of the object to be segmented. The first approach is suitable for a robotic system, where the robot can use its arm to evoke object motion. The second method operates on a wearable system, viewing the world from a human's perspective, with instrumentation to help detect and segment objects that are held in the wearer's hand. The third method operates when observing a human teacher, locating periodic motion (finger/arm/object waving or tapping) and using it as a seed for segmentation. We show that object segmentation can serve as a key resource for development by demonstrating methods that exploit high-quality object segmentations to develop both low-level vision capabilities (specialized feature detectors) and high-level vision capabilities (object recognition and localization).

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:object segmentation, computer vision, robotic system, wearable system
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Vision
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:3329
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:12 Feb 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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