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The following is a list of publications produced by HSI related faculty and students. The link for each paper leads you to the citation, keyword, and abstract. For copies of the full papers, please use standard methods for obtaining academic publications, such as online library searches.

The Whole World in Your Hand: Active and interactive segmentation

Authors: A. Arsenio, P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kemp, G. Metta


Third International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, 2003.

Abstract: Object segmentation is a fundamental problem in computer vision and a powerful resource for development. This paper presents three embodied approaches to the visual segmentation of objects. Each approach to segmentation is aided by the presence of a hand or arm in the proximity of the object to be segmented. The first approach is suitable for a robotic system, where the robot can use its arm to evoke object motion. The second method operates on a wearable system, viewing the world from a human's perspective, with instrumentation to help detect and segment objects that are held in the wearer's hand. The third method operates when observing a human teacher, locating periodic motion (finger/arm/object waving or tapping) and using it as a seed for segmentation. We show that object segmentation can serve as a key resource for development by demonstrating methods that exploit high-quality object segmentations to develop both low-level vision capabilities (specialized feature detectors) and high-level vision capabilities (object recognition and localization).

Citation: Artur Arsenio, Paul Fitzpatrick, Charles C. Kemp, Giorgio Metta. The whole world in your hand: active and interactive segmentation. Third International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, 2003.

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