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Visual primitives: Local, condensed, semantically rich visual descriptors and their applications in robotics
Nicolas Pugeault, Florentin Woergoetter and Norbert Krueger
International Journal of Humanoid Robotics Volume 7, Number 3, pp. 379-405, 2010. ISSN 0219-8436


We present a novel representation of visual information, based on local symbolic descriptors, that we call visual primitives. These primitives: (1) combine different visual modalities, (2) associate semantic to local scene information, and (3) reduce the bandwidth while increasing the predictability of the information exchanged across the system. This representation leads to the concept of early cognitive vision that we define as an intermediate level between dense, signal-based early vision and high-level cognitive vision. The framework's potential is demonstrated in several applications, in particular in the area of robotics and humanoid robotics, which are briefly outlined.

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Subjects:Machine Vision
ID Code:7103
Deposited By:Nicolas Pugeault
Deposited On:07 March 2011