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In this paper, we propose a computer vision based system for real-time robust traffic sign detection and recognition, especially developed for intelligent vehicle. In detection phase, a color-based segmentation method is used to scan the scene in order to quickly establish regions of interest (ROI). Sign candidates within ROIs are detected by a set of Haar wavelet features obtained from AdaBoost training. Then, the Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) is applied for the sign recognition. SURF finds local invariant features in a candidate sign and matches these features to the features of template images that exist in data set. The recognition is performed by finding out the template image that gives the maximum number of matches. We have evaluated the proposed system on our intelligent vehicle SmartVII. A recognition accuracy of over 90% in real-time has been achieved.
Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), 2011 IEEE
Date of Conference: 5-9 June 2011