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Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) has shown to be a powerful technique for general object recognition/detection. In this paper, we propose two new approaches: Volume-SIFT (VSIFT) and Partial-Descriptor-SIFT (PDSIFT) for face recognition based on the original SIFT algorithm. We compare holistic approaches: Fisherface (FLDA), the null space approach(More)
Scale Invariant Feature Transform (SIFT) has shown to be very powerful for general object detection/recognition. And recently, it has been applied in face recognition. However, the original SIFT algorithm may not be optimal for analyzing face images. In this paper, we analyze the performance of SIFT and study its deficiencies when applied to face(More)
—A stabilizing observer-based control algorithm for an in-wheel-motored vehicle is proposed, which generates direct yaw moment to compensate for the state deviations. The control scheme is based on a fuzzy rule-based body slip angle (β) observer. In the design strategy of the fuzzy observer, the vehicle dynamics is represented by Takagi–Sugeno-like fuzzy(More)
This paper proposes a framework of face recognition based on the multi-scale local structures of the face image. While some basic tools in this framework are inherited from the SIFT algorithm, this work investigates and contributes to all major steps in the feature extraction and image matching. New approaches to keypoint detection, partial descriptor and(More)
Face recognition algorithms can be divided into two categories: holistic and local feature-based approaches. Holistic methods are very popular in recent years due to their good performance and high efficiency. However, they depend on careful positioning of the face images into the same canonical pose, which is not an easy task. On the contrary, some local(More)
This paper proposes a nonlinear observer for Body Slip Angle (ϐ) estimation, in which a nonlinear tire model is adopted for the observer design. A newly developed method to identify parameters of road surface friction coefficient (μ) is introduced into this observer, which makes the observer adaptive to road condition changing. Simulations and field tests(More)
In order to investigate the diversity of spotted fever group (SFG) Rickettsia infection in hard ticks, ticks were harvested from the forest areas in Suifenhe city, along the Chinese-Russian border and conventional PCR was carried out using universal SFG Rickettsia primers targeting gltA and ompA genes to screen for their infection with SFG Rickettsia(More)
Many face recognition algorithms depend on careful positioning of face images into the same canonical pose. Currently, this positioning is usually done by detecting the locations of eyes. And the face images are transformed to the same positions according to the eye coordinates detected. In this paper, we describe a method based on multi-scale local(More)