A Novel Algorithm for People Detection in Grey Scale Thermal Images

Laith Al-Shimaysawee, Ali Al-Dabbagh, Nasser Asgari

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we explore a new algorithm to detect people with thermal cameras based on the standard Implicit Shape Model (ISM) technique. Our approach starts with the ISM to define the proposed centers of people locations. Then we utilize a novel method to detect people based on the density of the concentrated proposed centers by using an auto generated threshold mechanism. Our method is easy to implement and does not require complicated computations; thus resulting in a considerable increase in the speed performance and decrease in the cost of the required hardware on mobile platforms. We evaluated our system by testing it on three image sets for indoor and three for outdoor scenarios taken from four databases. Our system showed promising results in detecting people on images taken by different types of thermal cameras under difficult scenarios. This technique will be used as the vision system for a rescue assist mobile robot currently being built at Flinders University.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages238-243
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2015
    Event2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics ICCAR 2015 -
    Duration: 20 May 2015 → …

    Conference

    Conference2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics ICCAR 2015
    Period20/05/15 → …

    Keywords

    • auto generated threshold
    • codebook
    • density area
    • detecting people
    • ISM
    • rescue assist
    • thermal camera

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    Al-Shimaysawee, L., Al-Dabbagh, A., & Asgari, N. (2015). A Novel Algorithm for People Detection in Grey Scale Thermal Images. 238-243. Paper presented at 2015 International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics ICCAR 2015, . https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCAR.2015.7166039