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Few developments in microbiological diagnostics have had such a rapid impact on species level identification of microorganisms as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Conventional differentiation methods rely on biochemical criteria and require additional pre-testing and lengthy incubation procedures.(More)
This paper presents a stereo vision-based scene model for traffic scenarios. Our approach effectively couples bottom-up image seg-mentation with object-level knowledge in a sound probabilistic fashion. The relevant scene structure, i.e. obstacles and freespace, is encoded using individual Stixels as building blocks that are computed bottom-up from dense(More)
This thesis describes key issues in the design of an autonomous mobile robot. Different kinds of sensors and actuators are instrumented with low-cost microcontrollers to operate as smart transducer nodes. These nodes are responsible for observing the mobile robot's environment, computing a safe passage through this environment, and controlling the driving(More)
In this paper we present Semantic Stixels, a novel vision-based scene model geared towards automated driving. Our model jointly infers the geometric and semantic layout of a scene and provides a compact yet rich abstraction of both cues using Stixels as primitive elements. Geometric information is incorporated into our model in terms of pixel-level(More)
The pulvinar complex is interconnected extensively with brain regions involved in spatial processing and eye movement control. Recent inactivation studies have shown that the dorsal pulvinar (dPul) plays a role in saccade target selection; however, it remains unknown whether it exerts effects on visual processing or at planning/execution stages. We used(More)
We present a novel method for accurate and efficient up-sampling of sparse depth data, guided by high-resolution imagery. Our approach goes beyond the use of intensity cues only and additionally exploits object boundary cues through structured edge detection and semantic scene labeling for guidance. Both cues are combined within a geodesic distance measure(More)
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