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Sensors 2016, 16(8), 1182;

Fast Object Motion Estimation Based on Dynamic Stixels

Departamento de Ingeniería Informática, Universidad de La Laguna, Avda. Astrofísico Francisco Sánchez, s/n, San Cristóbal de La Laguna 38271, Spain
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Academic Editor: Felipe Jimenez
Received: 22 April 2016 / Revised: 22 July 2016 / Accepted: 22 July 2016 / Published: 28 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sensors for Autonomous Road Vehicles)
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The stixel world is a simplification of the world in which obstacles are represented as vertical instances, called stixels, standing on a surface assumed to be planar. In this paper, previous approaches for stixel tracking are extended using a two-level scheme. In the first level, stixels are tracked by matching them between frames using a bipartite graph in which edges represent a matching cost function. Then, stixels are clustered into sets representing objects in the environment. These objects are matched based on the number of stixels paired inside them. Furthermore, a faster, but less accurate approach is proposed in which only the second level is used. Several configurations of our method are compared to an existing state-of-the-art approach to show how our methodology outperforms it in several areas, including an improvement in the quality of the depth reconstruction. View Full-Text
Keywords: stixels; object tracking; object clustering; 3D reconstruction; autonomous vehicles stixels; object tracking; object clustering; 3D reconstruction; autonomous vehicles

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Morales, N.; Morell, A.; Toledo, J.; Acosta, L. Fast Object Motion Estimation Based on Dynamic Stixels. Sensors 2016, 16, 1182.

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