Matti Niskanen

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The appearance of sawn timber has huge natural variations that a human inspector easily compensates for in his brain when determining the types of defects and the grade of each board. However, for automatic wood inspection systems these variations are a major source of complication. For instance, normal wood grain and knots should be reliably discriminated(More)
Abstract. The appearance of sawn timber has huge natural variations that the human inspector easily compensates for mentally when determining the types of defects and the grade of each board. However, for automatic wood inspection systems these variations are a major source for complication. This makes it difficult to use textbook methodologies for visual(More)
Dimensionality reduction methods for visualization map the original high-dimensional data typically into two dimensions. Mapping preserves the important information of the data, and in order to be useful, fulfils the needs of a human observer. We have proposed a self-organizing map (SOM)based approach for visual surface inspection. The method provides the(More)
We address the problem of human motion tracking by registering a surface to 3-D data. We propose a method that iteratively computes two things: Maximum likelihood estimates for both the kinematic and free-motion parameters of an articulated object, as well as probabilities that the data are assigned either to an object part, or to an outlier cluster. We(More)
This paper evaluates the performance of face and speaker verification techniques in the context of a mobile environment. The mobile environment was chosen as it provides a realistic and challenging test-bed for biometric person verification techniques to operate. For instance the audio environment is quite noisy and there is limited control over the(More)
We have developed a self-organizing map (SOM) -based approach for training and classification in visual surface inspection applications. The approach combines the advantages of non-supervised and supervised training and offers an intuitive visual user interface. The training is less sensitive to human errors, since labeling of large amounts of individual(More)
The research on machine vision focuses on problems in texture analysis, color and face image analysis, document image analysis, tracking and motion estimation, 3D modeling and camera calibration, and visualization-based user interfacing. The research on intelligent systems concentrates on context-aware mobile systems, intelligent service robots, neural(More)
This paper evaluates the performance of face and speaker verification techniques in the context of a mobile environment. The mobile environment was chosen as it provides a realistic and challenging test-bed for biometric person verification techniques to operate. For instance the audio environment is quite noisy and there is limited control over the(More)