Textureless Object Recognition: An Edge-based Approach

Frincy Clement, Kirtan Shah, Dhara Pancholi, Gabriel Lugo Bustillo, Dr. Irene Cheng
Computer Science, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV)
2024-03-10 00:00:00
Textureless object recognition has become a significant task in Computer Vision with the advent of Robotics and its applications in manufacturing sector. It has been challenging to obtain good accuracy in real time because of its lack of discriminative features and reflectance properties which makes the techniques for textured object recognition insufficient for textureless objects. A lot of work has been done in the last 20 years, especially in the recent 5 years after the TLess and other textureless dataset were introduced. In this project, by applying image processing techniques we created a robust augmented dataset from initial imbalanced smaller dataset. We extracted edge features, feature combinations and RGB images enhanced with feature/feature combinations to create 15 datasets, each with a size of ~340,000. We then trained four classifiers on these 15 datasets to arrive at a conclusion as to which dataset performs the best overall and whether edge features are important for textureless objects. Based on our experiments and analysis, RGB images enhanced with combination of 3 edge features performed the best compared to all others. Model performance on dataset with HED edges performed comparatively better than other edge detectors like Canny or Prewitt.
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