Rafael Mosberger, Henrik Andreasson and Achim J. Lilienthal
Multi-human Tracking using High-visibility Clothing for Industrial Safety
To appear in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
Abstract:

We propose and evaluate a system for detecting and tracking multiple humans wearing high-visibility clothing from vehicles operating in industrial work environments. We use a customized stereo camera setup equipped with IR flash and IR filter to detect the reflective material on the worker's garments and estimate their trajectories in 3D space. An evaluation in two distinct industrial environments with different degrees of complexity demonstrates the approach to be robust and accurate for tracking workers in arbitrary body poses, under occlusion, and under a wide range of different illumination settings.

Keywords: Human Tracking, Industrial Safety, Reflective Vest Detection
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@INPROCEEDINGS{Mosberger_etal:IROS:2013,
  AUTHOR = {Mosberger, Rafael and Andreasson, Henrik and Lilienthal, Achim J.},
  TITLE = {Multi-human Tracking using High-visibility Clothing for Industrial Safety},
  BOOKTITLE = {To appear in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  YEAR = {2013},
}