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Robust object detection and adaptive background estimation based on radial reach correlation

A method of real-time object detection using Radial Reach Correlation (RRC) has been developed. We also apply a statistical background estimation to cope with dynamic and complex environments. In order to reduce the computational cost of RRC for an embedded image processing device, we apply two techniques: fast RRC algorithm and background estimation based on statistical approach with cumulative averaging process.

As a result, it is possible to reduce the RRC calculation process to about 1/4 in comparison with normal RRC. By combining these techniques, we can achieve robust real-time object detection.