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A Deformable Object Tracking Algorithm Robust to Occlusions and Spurious Edges

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A Deformable Object Tracking Algorithm Robust to Occlusions and Spurious Edges
— Deformable object tracking is used in many robotics applications including biomanipulation, vision-based force sensing, and the control of deformable structures. A tracking algorithm that is robust to occlusions and to spurious edges is essential since these situations can arise unexpectedly in the unstructured environments in which robots must operate. This paper presents a deformable object tracking algorithm that is robust to occlusion and to spurious edges. Robust statistical methods are used to handle occlusion and a modification of the Canny edge detector is presented to handle spurious edges. The modification of the Canny edge operator makes use of information about the object being tracked in order to eliminate spurious edges. The deformable object tracking algorithm’s performance is evaluated visually and quantitively by tracking a four degree-of-freedom compliant gripper.
Michael A. Greminger, Bradley J. Nelson
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ICRA
Authors Michael A. Greminger, Bradley J. Nelson
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