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Author Dennys Paillacho; Cecilio Angulo; Marta Díaz.
Title An Exploratory Study of Group-Robot Social Interactions in a Cultural Center Type Conference Article
Year 2015 Publication IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015, International Conference on, Hamburg, Germany, 2015 Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract (up) This article describes an exploratory study of social human-robot interaction with the experimental robotic platform MASHI. The experiences were carried out in La B`obila Cultural Center in Barcelona, Spain to study the visitor preferences, characterize the groups and their spatial relationships in this open and unstructured environment. Results showed that visitors prefers to play and dialogue with the robot. Children have the highest interest in interacting with the robot, more than young and adult visitors. Most of the groups consisted of more than 3 visitors, however the size of the groups during interactions was continuously changed. In static situations, the observed spatial relationships denotes a social cohesion in the human-robot interactions.
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Author N. Onkarappa; Cristhian A. Aguilera; B. X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa
Title Cross-spectral Stereo Correspondence using Dense Flow Fields Type Conference Article
Year 2014 Publication Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP), 2014 International Conference on, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014 Abbreviated Journal
Volume 3 Issue Pages 613 - 617
Keywords Cross-spectral Stereo Correspondence, Dense Optical Flow, Infrared and Visible Spectrum
Abstract (up) This manuscript addresses the cross-spectral stereo correspondence problem. It proposes the usage of a dense flow field based representation instead of the original cross-spectral images, which have a low correlation. In this way, working in the flow field space, classical cost functions can be used as similarity measures. Preliminary experimental results on urban environments have been obtained showing the validity of the proposed approach.
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Author Ricaurte P; Chilán C; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Boris X. Vintimilla; Angel D. Sappa
Title Feature Point Descriptors: Infrared and Visible Spectra Type Journal Article
Year 2014 Publication Sensors Journal Abbreviated Journal
Volume Vol. 14 Issue Pages pp. 3690-3701
Keywords cross-spectral imaging; feature point descriptors
Abstract (up) 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; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Juan A. Carvajal Ayala; Miguel Oliveira; Dennis Romero; Boris X. Vintimilla; Ricardo Toledo
Title Monocular visual odometry: a cross-spectral image fusion based approach Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal Abbreviated Journal
Volume Vol. 86 Issue Pages pp. 26-36
Keywords Monocular visual odometry LWIR-RGB cross-spectral imaging Image fusion
Abstract (up) This manuscript evaluates the usage of fused cross-spectral images in a monocular visual odometry approach. Fused images are obtained through a Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) scheme, where the best setup is em- pirically obtained by means of a mutual information based evaluation met- ric. The objective is to have a exible scheme where fusion parameters are adapted according to the characteristics of the given images. Visual odom- etry is computed from the fused monocular images using an off the shelf approach. Experimental results using data sets obtained with two different platforms are presented. Additionally, comparison with a previous approach as well as with monocular-visible/infrared spectra are also provided showing the advantages of the proposed scheme.
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Author Dennis G. Romero; A. F. Neto; T. F. Bastos; Boris X. Vintimilla
Title An approach to automatic assistance in physiotherapy based on on-line movement identification. Type Conference Article
Year 2012 Publication VI Andean Region International Conference – ANDESCON 2012 Abbreviated Journal
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Keywords patient rehabilitation, patient treatment, statistical analysis
Abstract (up) This paper describes a method for on-line movement identification, oriented to patient’s movement evaluation during physiotherapy. An analysis based on Mahalanobis distance between temporal windows is performed to identify the “idle/motion” state, which defines the beginning and end of the patient’s movement, for posterior patterns extraction based on Relative Wavelet Energy from sequences of invariant moments.
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Author Marta Diaz; Dennys Paillacho; Cecilio Angulo
Title Evaluating Group-Robot Interaction in Crowded Public Spaces: A Week-Long Exploratory Study in the Wild with a Humanoid Robot Guiding Visitors Through a Science Museum. Type Journal Article
Year 2015 Publication International Journal of Humanoid Robotics Abbreviated Journal
Volume Vol. 12 Issue Pages
Keywords Group-robot interaction; robotic-guide; social navigation; space management; spatial formations; group walking behavior; crowd behavior
Abstract (up) This paper describes an exploratory study on group interaction with a robot-guide in an open large-scale busy environment. For an entire week a humanoid robot was deployed in the popular Cosmocaixa Science Museum in Barcelona and guided hundreds of people through the museum facilities. The main goal of this experience is to study in the wild the episodes of the robot guiding visitors to a requested destination focusing on the group behavior during displacement. The walking behavior follow-me and the face to face communication in a populated environment are analyzed in terms of guide- visitors interaction, grouping patterns and spatial formations. Results from observational data show that the space configurations spontaneously formed by the robot guide and visitors walking together did not always meet the robot communicative and navigational requirements for successful guidance. Therefore additional verbal and nonverbal prompts must be considered to regulate effectively the walking together and follow-me behaviors. Finally, we discuss lessons learned and recommendations for robot’s spatial behavior in dense crowded scenarios.
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Author Juan A. Carvajal; Dennis G. Romero; Angel D. Sappa
Title Fine-tuning based deep covolutional networks for lepidopterous genus recognition Type Conference Article
Year 2016 Publication XXI IberoAmerican Congress on Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract (up) This paper describes an image classi cation approach ori- ented to identify specimens of lepidopterous insects recognized at Ecuado- rian ecological reserves. This work seeks to contribute to studies in the area of biology about genus of butter ies and also to facilitate the reg- istration of unrecognized specimens. The proposed approach is based on the ne-tuning of three widely used pre-trained Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs). This strategy is intended to overcome the reduced number of labeled images. Experimental results with a dataset labeled by expert biologists, is presented|a recognition accuracy above 92% is reached. 1 Introductio
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Author Low S., Inkawhich N., Nina O., Sappa A. and Blasch E.
Title Multi-modal Aerial View Object Classification Challenge Results-PBVS 2022. Type Conference Article
Year 2022 Publication Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, (CVPRW 2022), junio 19-24. Abbreviated Journal CONFERENCE
Volume 2022-June Issue Pages 417-425
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Abstract (up) This paper details the results and main findings of the

second iteration of the Multi-modal Aerial View Object

Classification (MAVOC) challenge. This year’s MAVOC

challenge is the second iteration. The primary goal of

both MAVOC challenges is to inspire research into methods for building recognition models that utilize both synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and electro-optical (EO) input

modalities. Teams are encouraged/challenged to develop

multi-modal approaches that incorporate complementary

information from both domains. While the 2021 challenge

showed a proof of concept that both modalities could be

used together, the 2022 challenge focuses on the detailed

multi-modal models. Using the same UNIfied COincident

Optical and Radar for recognitioN (UNICORN) dataset and

competition format that was used in 2021. Specifically, the

challenge focuses on two techniques, (1) SAR classification

and (2) SAR + EO classification. The bulk of this document is dedicated to discussing the top performing methods

and describing their performance on our blind test set. Notably, all of the top ten teams outperform our baseline. For

SAR classification, the top team showed a 129% improvement over our baseline and an 8% average improvement

from the 2021 winner. The top team for SAR + EO classification shows a 165% improvement with a 32% average

improvement over 2021.
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Author Angel D. Sappa; Juan A. Carvajal; Cristhian A. Aguilera; Miguel Oliveira; Dennis G. Romero; Boris X. Vintimilla
Title Wavelet-Based Visible and Infrared Image Fusion: A Comparative Study Type Journal Article
Year 2016 Publication 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 (up) 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 Nayeth I. Solorzano Alcivar, Robert Loor, Stalyn Gonzabay Yagual, & Boris X. Vintimilla
Title Statistical Representations of a Dashboard to Monitor Educational Videogames in Natural Language Type Conference Article
Year 2020 Publication ETLTC – ACM Chapter: International Conference on Educational Technology, Language and Technical Communication; Fukushima, Japan, 27-31 Enero 2020 Abbreviated Journal
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Abstract (up) This paper explains how Natural Language (NL) processing by computers, through smart

programs as a way of Machine Learning (ML), can represent large sets of quantitative data as written

statements. The study recognized the need to improve the implemented web platform using a

dashboard in which we collected a set of extensive data to measure assessment factors of using

children´s educational games. In this case, applying NL is a strategy to give assessments, build, and

display more precise written statements to enhance the understanding of children´s gaming behavior.

We propose the development of a new tool to assess the use of written explanations rather than a

statistical representation of feedback information for the comprehension of parents and teachers with

a lack of primary level knowledge in statistics. Applying fuzzy logic theory, we present verbatim

explanations of children´s behavior playing educational videogames as NL interpretation instead of

statistical representations. An educational series of digital game applications for mobile devices,

identified as MIDI (Spanish acronym of “Interactive Didactic Multimedia for Children”) linked to a

dashboard in the cloud, is evaluated using the dashboard metrics. MIDI games tested in local primary

schools helps to evaluate the results of using the proposed tool. The guiding results allow analyzing

the degrees of playability and usability factors obtained from the data produced when children play a

MIDI game. The results obtained are presented in a comprehensive guiding evaluation report

applying NL for parents and teachers. These guiding evaluations are useful to enhance children's

learning understanding related to the school curricula applied to ludic digital games.
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