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This article presents a novel scale-and rotation-invariant detector and descriptor, coined SURF (Speeded-Up Robust Features). SURF approximates or even outperforms previously proposed schemes with respect to repeatability, distinctiveness, and robustness, yet can be computed and compared much faster. This is achieved by relying on integral images for image(More)
The PASCAL Visual Object Classes (VOC) challenge is a benchmark in visual object category recognition and detection, providing the vision and machine learning communities with a standard dataset of images and annotation , and standard evaluation procedures. Organised annually from 2005 to present, the challenge and its associated dataset has become accepted(More)
The paper gives a snapshot of the state of the art in affine covariant region detectors, and compares their performance on a set of test images under varying imaging conditions. Six types of detectors are included: detectors based on affine normalization around Harris [24, 34] and Hessian points [24], as proposed by Mikolajczyk and Schmid and by(More)
The Pascal Visual Object Classes (VOC) challenge consists of two components: (i) a publicly available dataset of images together with ground truth annotation and standardised evaluation software; and (ii) an annual competition and workshop. There are five challenges: classification, detection, segmentation, action classification, and person layout. In this(More)
In this paper, we address the challenging problem of simultaneous pedestrian detection and ground-plane estimation from video while walking through a busy pedestrian zone. Our proposed system integrates robust stereo depth cues, ground-plane estimation, and appearance-based object detection in a principled fashion using a graphical model. Object-object(More)
Recently there have been significant advances in image up scaling or image super-resolution based on a dictionary of low and high resolution exemplars. The running time of the methods is often ignored despite the fact that it is a critical factor for real applications. This paper proposes fast super-resolution methods while making no compromise on quality.(More)
Over the years, several spatio-temporal interest point detectors have been proposed. While some detectors can only extract a sparse set of scale-invariant features, others allow for the detection of a larger amount of features at user-defined scales. This paper presents for the first time spatio-temporal interest points that are at the same time(More)
In this paper we want to start the discussion on whether image based 3D modelling techniques can possibly be used to replace LIDAR systems for outdoor 3D data acquisition. Two main issues have to be addressed in this context: (i) camera calibration (internal and external) and (ii) dense multi-view stereo. To investigate both, we have acquired test data from(More)
We present a system for estimating location and orientation of a person's head, from depth data acquired by a low quality device. Our approach is based on discriminative random regression forests: ensembles of random trees trained by splitting each node so as to simultaneously reduce the entropy of the class labels distribution and the variance of the head(More)