Fast 3-D Urban Object Detection on Streaming Point Clouds

Börcs, Attila and Nagy, Balázs and Benedek, Csaba (2014) Fast 3-D Urban Object Detection on Streaming Point Clouds. In: Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving, Zürich.


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Efficient and fast object detection from continuously streamed 3-D point clouds has a major impact in many related research tasks, such as autonomous driving, self localization and mapping and understanding large scale environment. This paper presents a LIDAR-based framework, which provides fast detection of 3-D urban objects from point cloud sequences of a Velodyne HDL-64E terrestrial LIDAR scanner installed on a moving platform. The pipeline of our framework receives raw streams of 3-D data, and produces distinct groups of points which belong to different urban objects. In the proposed framework we present a simple, yet efficient hierarchical grid data structure and corresponding algorithms that significantly improve the processing speed of the object detection task. Furthermore, we show that this approach confidently handles streaming data, and provides a speedup of two orders of magnitude, with increased detection accuracy compared to a baseline connected component analysis algorithm.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics and Computer Science > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science / számítástechnika, számítógéptudomány
Divisions: Distributed Events Analysis Research Laboratory
Depositing User: Csaba Benedek
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 09:47

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