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Robust Color-Based Skin Detection for an Interactive Robot

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Robust Color-Based Skin Detection for an Interactive Robot
Detection of human skin in an arbitrary image is generally hard. Most color-based skin detection algorithms are based on a static color model of the skin. However, a static model cannot cope with the huge variability of scenes, illuminants and skin types. This is not suitable for an interacting robot that has to find people in different rooms with its camera and without any a priori knowledge about the environment nor of the lighting. In this paper we present a new color-based algorithm called VR filter. The core of the algorithm is based on a statistical model of the colors of the pixels that generates a dynamic boundary for the skin pixels in the color space. The motivation beyond the development of the algorithm was to be able to correctly classify skin pixels in low definition images with moving objects, as the images grabbed by the omnidirectional camera mounted on the robot. However, our algorithm was designed to correctly recognizes skin pixels with any type of camera and wi...
Alvise Lastra, Alberto Pretto, Stefano Tonello, Em
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where AIIA
Authors Alvise Lastra, Alberto Pretto, Stefano Tonello, Emanuele Menegatti
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