Adaptive Image Sampling and Windows Classification for On-board Pedestrian Detection


  • David Gerónimo
  • Angel D. Sappa
  • Antonio López
  • Daniel Ponsa



pedestrian detection, advanced driver assistance systems, haar wavelets, edge orientation histograms, adaboost, DDC: 004 (Data processing, computer science, computer systems)


On-board pedestrian detection is in the frontier of the state-of-the-art since it implies processing outdoor scenarios from a mobile platform and searching for aspect-changing objects in cluttered urban environments. Most promising approaches include the development of classifiers based on feature selection and machine learning. However, they use a large number of features which compromises real-time. Thus, methods for running the classifiers in only a few image windows must be provided. In this paper we contribute in both aspects, proposing a camera pose estimation method for adaptive sparse image sampling, as well as a classifier for pedestrian detection based on Haar wavelets and edge orientation histograms as features and AdaBoost as learning machine. Both proposals are compared with relevant approaches in the literature, showing comparable results but reducing processing time by four for the sampling tasks and by ten for the classification one.






The 5th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems