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—For many human-robot interaction applications, accurate localization of the human, and in particular the end-points such as the head, hands and feet, is crucial. In this paper, we propose a new Local Shape Context Descriptor specifically for describing the shape features of the endpoint body parts. The descriptor is computed from edge images obtained from(More)
I hereby declare that I am the sole author of this thesis. This is a true copy of the thesis, including any required final revisions, as accepted by my examiners. I understand that my thesis may be made electronically available to the public. ii Abstract Recovery of human pose from videos has become a highly active research area in the last decade because(More)
— In this paper, we propose a marker-less full body human motion capture system designed for humanoid robot applications. The system is based on a stereo camera, and therefore has strong portability. Tracking is implemented within the particle filter framework, and the high dimensionality problem is solved through partitioned sampling. Taking advantage of(More)
Although bus comfort is a crucial indicator of service quality, existing studies tend to focus on passenger load and ignore in-vehicle time, which can also affect passengers' comfort perception. Therefore, by conducting surveys, this study examines passengers' comfort perception while accounting for both factors. Then, using the survey data, it performs a(More)
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