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Author Rafael E. Rivadeneira, Angel Domingo Sappa, Vintimilla B. X. and Hammoud R. pdf  openurl
  Title A Novel Domain Transfer-Based Approach for Unsupervised Thermal Image Super- Resolution. Type Journal Article
  Year 2022 Publication (up) Sensors Abbreviated Journal Sensors  
  Volume Vol. 22 Issue Issue 6 Pages  
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Author Cristhian A. Aguilera, Cristhian Aguilera, Cristóbal A. Navarro, & Angel D. Sappa pdf  openurl
  Title Fast CNN Stereo Depth Estimation through Embedded GPU Devices Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication (up) Sensors 2020 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 2020-June Issue 11 Pages pp. 1-13  
  Keywords stereo matching; deep learning; embedded GPU  
  Abstract Current CNN-based stereo depth estimation models can barely run under real-time

constraints on embedded graphic processing unit (GPU) devices. Moreover, state-of-the-art

evaluations usually do not consider model optimization techniques, being that it is unknown what is

the current potential on embedded GPU devices. In this work, we evaluate two state-of-the-art models

on three different embedded GPU devices, with and without optimization methods, presenting

performance results that illustrate the actual capabilities of embedded GPU devices for stereo depth

estimation. More importantly, based on our evaluation, we propose the use of a U-Net like architecture

for postprocessing the cost-volume, instead of a typical sequence of 3D convolutions, drastically

augmenting the runtime speed of current models. In our experiments, we achieve real-time inference

speed, in the range of 5–32 ms, for 1216  368 input stereo images on the Jetson TX2, Jetson Xavier,

and Jetson Nano embedded devices.
 
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Author Ricaurte P; Chilán C; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Boris X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa pdf  url
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  Title Feature Point Descriptors: Infrared and Visible Spectra Type Journal Article
  Year 2014 Publication (up) Sensors Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 14 Issue Pages pp. 3690-3701  
  Keywords cross-spectral imaging; feature point descriptors  
  Abstract This manuscript evaluates the behavior of classical feature point descriptors when they are used in images from long-wave infrared spectral band and compare them with the results obtained in the visible spectrum. Robustness to changes in rotation, scaling, blur, and additive noise are analyzed using a state of the art framework. Experimental results using a cross-spectral outdoor image data set are presented and conclusions from these experiments are given.  
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Author Angel D. Sappa; Juan A. Carvajal; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Miguel Oliveira; Dennis G. Romero; Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  url
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  Title Wavelet-Based Visible and Infrared Image Fusion: A Comparative Study Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication (up) Sensors Journal Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 16 Issue Pages pp. 1-15  
  Keywords image fusion; fusion evaluation metrics; visible and infrared imaging; discrete wavelet transform  
  Abstract This paper evaluates different wavelet-based cross-spectral image fusion strategies adopted to merge visible and infrared images. The objective is to find the best setup independently of the evaluation metric used to measure the performance. Quantitative performance results are obtained with state of the art approaches together with adaptations proposed in the current work. The options evaluated in the current work result from the combination of different setups in the wavelet image decomposition stage together with different fusion strategies for the final merging stage that generates the resulting representation. Most of the approaches evaluate results according to the application for which they are intended for. Sometimes a human observer is selected to judge the quality of the obtained results. In the current work, quantitative values are considered in order to find correlations between setups and performance of obtained results; these correlations can be used to define a criteria for selecting the best fusion strategy for a given pair of cross-spectral images. The whole procedure is evaluated with a large set of correctly registered visible and infrared image pairs, including both Near InfraRed (NIR) and LongWave InfraRed (LWIR).  
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Author Viñán-Ludeña M.S., De Campos L.M., Roberto Jacome Galarza, & Sinche Freire, J. url  openurl
  Title Social media influence: a comprehensive review in general and in tourism domain Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication (up) Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 171, 2020 Issue Pages 25-35  
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Author Nayeth I. Solorzano, L. C. H., Leslie del R. Lima, Dennys F. Paillacho & Jonathan S. Paillacho url  openurl
  Title Visual Metrics for Educational Videogames Linked to Socially Assistive Robots in an Inclusive Education Framework Type Conference Article
  Year 2022 Publication (up) Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. International Conference in Information Technology & Education (ICITED 21), julio 15-17 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 256 Issue Pages 119-132  
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  Abstract In gamification, the development of “visual metrics for educational

video games linked to social assistance robots in the framework of inclusive education” seeks to provide support, not only to regular children but also to children with specific psychosocial disabilities, such as those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, personalizing each child's experiences represents a limitation, especially for those with atypical behaviors. 'LOLY,' a social assistance robot, works together with mobile applications associated with the family of educational video game series called 'MIDI-AM,' forming a social robotic platform. This platform offers the user curricular digital content to reinforce the teaching-learning processes and motivate regular children and those with ASD. In the present study, technical, programmatic experiments and focus groups were carried out, using open-source facial recognition algorithms to monitor and evaluate the degree of user attention throughout the interaction. The objective is to evaluate the management of a social robot linked to educational video games

through established metrics, which allow monitoring the user's facial expressions

during its use and define a scenario that ensures consistency in the results for its applicability in therapies and reinforcement in the teaching process, mainly

adaptable for inclusive early childhood education.
 
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Author Michael Teutsch, Angel Sappa & Riad Hammoud url  openurl
  Title Computer Vision in the Infrared Spectrum: Challenges and ApproachesComputer Vision in the Infrared Spectrum: Challenges and Approaches Type Journal Article
  Year 2021 Publication (up) Synthesis Lectures on Computer Vision Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Vol. 10 No. 2 Issue Pages pp. 138  
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Author Jorge L. Charco; Angel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla; Henry O. Velesaca pdf  isbn
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  Title Transfer Learning from Synthetic Data in the Camera Pose Estimation Problem Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication (up) The 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2020); Valletta, Malta; 27-29 Febrero 2020 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages 498-505  
  Keywords Relative Camera Pose Estimation, Siamese Architecture, Synthetic Data, Deep Learning, Multi-View Environments, Extrinsic Camera Parameters.  
  Abstract This paper presents a novel Siamese network architecture, as a variant of Resnet-50, to estimate the relative camera pose on multi-view environments. In order to improve the performance of the proposed model

a transfer learning strategy, based on synthetic images obtained from a virtual-world, is considered. The

transfer learning consist of first training the network using pairs of images from the virtual-world scenario

considering different conditions (i.e., weather, illumination, objects, buildings, etc.); then, the learned weight

of the network are transferred to the real case, where images from real-world scenarios are considered. Experimental results and comparisons with the state of the art show both, improvements on the relative pose

estimation accuracy using the proposed model, as well as further improvements when the transfer learning

strategy (synthetic-world data – transfer learning – real-world data) is considered to tackle the limitation on

the training due to the reduced number of pairs of real-images on most of the public data sets.
 
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Author Rafael E. Rivadeneira; Angel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla pdf  isbn
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  Title Thermal Image Super-Resolution: a Novel Architecture and Dataset Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication (up) The 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2020); Valletta, Malta; 27-29 Febrero 2020 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages 111-119  
  Keywords Thermal images, Far Infrared, Dataset, Super-Resolution.  
  Abstract This paper proposes a novel CycleGAN architecture for thermal image super-resolution, together with a large

dataset consisting of thermal images at different resolutions. The dataset has been acquired using three thermal

cameras at different resolutions, which acquire images from the same scenario at the same time. The thermal

cameras are mounted in rig trying to minimize the baseline distance to make easier the registration problem.

The proposed architecture is based on ResNet6 as a Generator and PatchGAN as Discriminator. The novelty

on the proposed unsupervised super-resolution training (CycleGAN) is possible due to the existence of aforementioned thermal images—images of the same scenario with different resolutions. The proposed approach

is evaluated in the dataset and compared with classical bicubic interpolation. The dataset and the network are

available.
 
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Author Rafael E. Rivadeneira; Angel D. Sappa; Boris X. Vintimilla; Lin Guo; Jiankun Hou; Armin Mehri; Parichehr Behjati; Ardakani Heena Patel; Vishal Chudasama; Kalpesh Prajapati; Kishor P. Upla; Raghavendra Ramachandra; Kiran Raja; Christoph Busch; Feras Almasri; Olivier Debeir; Sabari Nathan; Priya Kansal; Nolan Gutierrez; Bardia Mojra; William J. Beksi pdf  isbn
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  Title Thermal Image Super-Resolution Challenge – PBVS 2020 Type Conference Article
  Year 2020 Publication (up) The 16th IEEE Workshop on Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum on the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recongnition (CVPR 2020) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 2020-June Issue 9151059 Pages 432-439  
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  Abstract This paper summarizes the top contributions to the first challenge on thermal image super-resolution (TISR) which was organized as part of the Perception Beyond the Visible Spectrum (PBVS) 2020 workshop. In this challenge, a novel thermal image dataset is considered together with stateof-the-art approaches evaluated under a common framework.

The dataset used in the challenge consists of 1021 thermal images, obtained from three distinct thermal cameras at different resolutions (low-resolution, mid-resolution, and high-resolution), resulting in a total of 3063 thermal images. From each resolution, 951 images are used for training and 50 for testing while the 20 remaining images are used for two proposed evaluations. The first evaluation consists of downsampling the low-resolution, midresolution, and high-resolution thermal images by x2, x3 and x4 respectively, and comparing their super-resolution

results with the corresponding ground truth images. The second evaluation is comprised of obtaining the x2 superresolution from a given mid-resolution thermal image and comparing it with the corresponding semi-registered highresolution thermal image. Out of 51 registered participants, 6 teams reached the final validation phase.
 
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