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IJIEEB Vol.6, No.1, Feb. 2014

Real-Time Obstacle Detection Approach using Stereoscopic Images

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Author(s)

Nadia Baha

Index Terms

Obstacle detection;real-time;stereovision;disparity map

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a new and simple approach to obstacle and free space detection in an indoor and outdoor environment in real-time using stereo vision as sensor. The real-time obstacle detection algorithm uses two dimensional disparity map to detect obstacles in the scene without constructing the ground plane. The proposed approach combines an accumulating and thresholding techniques to detect and cluster obstacle pixels into objects using a dense disparity map. The results from both analysis modules are combined to provide information of the free space. Experimental results are presented to show the effectiveness of the proposed method in real-time.

Cite This Paper

Nadia Baha,"Real-Time Obstacle Detection Approach using Stereoscopic Images", IJIEEB, vol.6, no.1, pp.42-48, 2014. DOI: 10.5815/ijieeb.2014.01.05

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