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Active object recognition by view integration and reinforcement learning

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Active object recognition by view integration and reinforcement learning
A mobile agent with the task to classify its sensor pattern has to cope with ambiguous information. Active recognition of three-dimensional objects involves the observer in a search for discriminative evidence, e.g., by change of its viewpoint. This paper defines the recognition process as a sequential decision problem with the objective to disambiguate initial object hypotheses. Reinforcement learning provides then an efficient method to autonomously develop near-optimal decision strategies in terms of sensorimotor mappings. The proposed system learns object models from visual appearance and uses a radial basis function (RBF) network for a probabilistic interpretation of the two-dimensional views. The information gain in fusing successive object hypotheses provides a utility measure to reinforce actions leading to discriminative viewpoints. The system is verified in experiments with 16 objects and two degrees of freedom in sensor motion. Crucial improvements in performance are gained...
Lucas Paletta, Axel Pinz
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Type Journal
Year 2000
Where RAS
Authors Lucas Paletta, Axel Pinz
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