Illumination-Invariant Face Recognition with a Contrast Sensitive Silicon Retina

  title={Illumination-Invariant Face Recognition with a Contrast Sensitive Silicon Retina},
  author={Joachim M. Buhmann and Martin Lades and Frank H. Eeckman},
Changes in lighting conditions strongly effect the performance and reliability of computer vision systems. We report face recognition results under drastically changing lighting conditions for a computer vision system which concurrently uses a contrast sensitive silicon retina and a conventional, gain controlled CCD camera. For both input devices the face recognition system employs an elastic matching algorithm with wavelet based features to classify unknown faces. To assess the effect of… CONTINUE READING