Vision system for detecting a small object with arbitrary shape at far range 2020-01-0094
As one of the advanced sensing technologies of the autonomous driving, we have been working on the new vision system. It focuses on detecting the small object at far ranges. It enables to detour a vehicle by avoiding small object. This system is based on the high-resolution mono-camera with narrow FOV and the algorithms for object-detection and lane-detection. Since we have developed the system for the traffic cones, we proceed to the algorithm for an unknown object with arbitrary shape. It can detect the object and estimate its range by using the information of lane detection even though the shape of the object is unknown. Here the system architecture and how to make the detection and the ranging of unknown objects are described. Some test result are also described.
Shunji Miyahara, Huan Li, Kunpeng Xie, Jincheng Bai