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Readings in Multimedia Computing and Networking by Hong Jiang Zhang, Kevin Jeffay

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Color Indexing

MICHAEL J. SWAIN,     Department of Computer Science, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637

DANA H. BALLARD,     Department of Computer Science, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627

Abstract

Computer vision is embracing a new research focus in which the aim is to develop visual skills for robots that allow them to interact with a dynamic, realistic environment. To achieve this aim, new kinds of vision algorithms need to be developed which run in real time and subserve the robot’s goals. Two fundamental goals are determining the location of a known object. Color can be successfully used for both tasks.This article demonstrates that color histograms of multicolored objects provide a robust, efficient cue for indexing ...

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