Author(s): Liu X, Wang DL
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Abstract A locally excitatory globally inhibitory oscillator network (LEGION) is constructed and applied to range image segmentation, where each oscillator has excitatory lateral connections to the oscillators in its local neighborhood as well as a connection with a global inhibitor. A feature vector, consisting of depth, surface normal, and mean and Gaussian curvatures, is associated with each oscillator and is estimated from local windows at its corresponding pixel location. A context-sensitive method is applied in order to obtain more reliable and accurate estimations. The lateral connection between two oscillators is established based on a similarity measure of their feature vectors. The emergent behavior of the LEGION network gives rise to segmentation. Due to the flexible representation through phases, our method needs no assumption about the underlying structures in image data and no prior knowledge regarding the number of regions. More importantly, the network is guaranteed to converge rapidly under general conditions. These unique properties may lead to a real-time approach for range image segmentation in machine perception.
This article was published in IEEE Trans Neural Netw
and referenced in Journal of Architectural Engineering Technology