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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2008 Vol.9 No.2 P.256-261


Boosting multi-features with prior knowledge for mini unmanned helicopter landmark detection

Author(s):  Qin-yuan REN, Ping LI, Bo HAN

Affiliation(s):  The State Key Laboratory of Industrial Control Technology, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   qyren@iipc.zju.edu.cn

Key Words:  Boosting, Prior knowledge model, Landmark detection

Qin-yuan REN, Ping LI, Bo HAN. Boosting multi-features with prior knowledge for mini unmanned helicopter landmark detection[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2008, 9(2): 256-261.

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Without sufficient real training data, the data driven classification algorithms based on boosting method cannot solely be utilized to applications such as the mini unmanned helicopter landmark image detection. In this paper, we propose an approach which uses a boosting algorithm with the prior knowledge for the mini unmanned helicopter landmark image detection. The stage forward stagewise additive model of boosting is analyzed, and the approach how to combine it with the prior knowledge model is presented. The approach is then applied to landmark image detection, where the multi-features are boosted to solve a series of problems, such as rotation, noises affected, etc. Results of real flight experiments demonstrate that for small training examples the boosted learning system using prior knowledge is dramatically better than the one driven by data only.

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