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This paper details filtering subsystem for a tetra-vision based pedestrian detection system. The complete system is based on the use of both visible and far infrared cameras; in an initial phase it produces a list of areas of attention in the images which can contain pedestrians. This list is furtherly refined using symmetry-based assumptions. Then, this results is fed to a number of independent validators that evaluate the presence of human shapes inside the areas of attention. Histogram of oriented gradients and Support Vector Machines are used as a filter and demonstrated to be able to successfully classify up to 91% of pedestrians in the areas of attention.
Date of Conference: Sept. 30 2007-Oct. 3 2007