29 January - 2 February, 2017 • Burlingame, California USA

Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision 2017

Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision 2017 Conference Program

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Autonomous Robotics

Session Chair: Juha Röning, University of Oulu (Finland)
8:50 – 10:10 AM
Cypress C

Efficient visual loop closure detection in different times of day, Can Erhan1, Evangelos Sariyanidi2, Onur Sencan1, and Hakan Temeltas1; 1Istanbul Teknik Üniv. (Turkey) and 2Queen Mary, University of London (United Kingdom)

Real-time mobile robot navigation based on stereo vision and low-cost GPS, Soonhac Hong, Ming Li, Miao Liao, and Peter van Beek, Sharp Labs of America (United States)

The acceleration effect to the perception of velocity difference in passive elbow flexion movement, Fumihiro Akatsuka and Yoshihiko Nomura, Mie University (Japan)

Targeted intelligent autonomous robotics contest: The European Roboathlon, Juha Röning, University of Oulu (Finland)

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Industry Exhibition

10:10 – 10:50 AM Coffee Break

Machine Vision and Imaging

Session Chair: Kurt Niel, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)
10:50 AM – 12:30 PM
Cypress C

Application of big data analytics for recognition of microbial colonies from hyperspectral images, Seung-Chul Yoon, Kurt Lawrence, Bosoon Park, and Gary Gamble, US Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (United States)

Weaving pattern recognition of ancient Chinese textiles by regular bands analysis, Connie C.W. Chan, K. S. (Sammy) Li, and Henry Ngan, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)

Finding a needle in a haystack: Recognizing surgical instruments through vision and manipulation, Tian Zhou and Juan Wachs, Purdue University (United States)

Automatic detection of plant roots in multispectral images, Nisha Srinivas, Justin Baba, Colleen Iverson, Joanne Childs, Richard Norby, and Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States)

Education in industrial machine vision in Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (bachelor/master) with respect to the needs by the European industry and automation engineering, Kurt Niel, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (Austria)

12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch Break

EI 2017 Wednesday Plenary and Symposium Awards

Session Chairs: Joyce E. Farrell, Stanford University, and Nitin Sampat, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Grand Peninsula Ballroom D

Designing VR video camera systems, Brian Cabral, Facebook, Inc. (United States)

Brian Cabral is Director of Engineering at Facebook, leading the Surround 360 VR camera team, specializing in computational photography, computer vision, and computer graphics. He has published a number of papers in the area of computer graphics and imaging including the pioneering Line Integral Convolution algorithm. Cabral discusses developing Facebook Surround 360, an open, high-quality 3D-360 video capture system. VR video capture systems are composed of multiple optical and digital components - all of which must operate as if they are one seamless optical system. The design of VR video cameras, optical choices, SNR, etc., require a new set of technologies and engineering approaches, with tight coupling to the computational system components.

3:00 – 3:30 PM Coffee Break

Pattern Recognition and Inspection

Session Chair: Henry Ngan, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong)
3:30 – 5:10 PM
Cypress C

Unsupervised video segmentation and its application to region-based local contrast enhancement, Sungbum Park1, Woo-sung Shim1, and Yong Seok Heo2; 1Samsung and 2Ajou University (Republic of Korea)

High-precision 3D sensing with hybrid light field & photometric stereo approach in multi-line scan framework, Doris Antensteiner1, Svorad Štolc1, Kristián Valentín1, Bernhard Blaschitz1, Reinhold Huber-Mörk1, and Thomas Pock1,2; 1AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH and 2Graz University of Technology (Austria)

Line-scan stereo using binary descriptor matching and regularization, Svorad Štolc, Kristián Valentín, Bernhard Blaschitz, and Reinhold Huber-Mörk, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria)

Traffic Camera Dangerous Driver Detection (TCD3 TM): Contextually aware heuristic feature & OFA density-based computer vision with movement machine learning analysis of live streaming traffic camera footage to identify anomalous & dangerous driving, Vidur Prasad, University of Michigan (United States)

Outlier detection in large-scale traffic data by naïve bayes method and Gaussian mixture model method, Philip Lam1, Lili Wang1, Henry Ngan1, Nelson H.C. Yung2, and Anthony G. O. Yeh2; 1Hong Kong Baptist University and 2The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

5:30 – 7:00 PM Symposium Interactive Papers (Poster) Session, Atrium

5:30 – 7:00 PM Meet the Future: A Showcase of Student and Young Professionals Research, Atrium

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Important Dates
Demonstration Applications Dec 15, 2016
Manuscripts Due (check the conference page)
· Pre conference proceedings Nov 28, 2016 
· Post conference proceedings Jan 11, 2017
Registration Opens
Oct 20,2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline
Jan 6, 2017 
Early Registration Ends
Jan 9, 2017
Conference Starts Jan 29, 2017
2016 Proceedings: Machine Vision
2016 Proceedings: Robotics
Conference Chairs
Henry Y.T. Ngan, Hong Kong Baptist University (China); Kurt Niel, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Austria); Juha Röning, University of Oulu (Finland)

Program Committee
Philip Bingham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Ewald Fauster, Montan Universitat Leoben (Austria); Daniel Fecker, Technische University Braunschweig (Germany); Steven Floeder, 3M Company (United States); David Fofi, University de Bourgogne (France); Shaun Gleason, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); B. Keith Jenkins, The University of Southern California (United States); Olivier Laligant, University de Bourgogne (France); Edmund Lam, The University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China); Dah-Jye Lee, Brigham Young University (United States); Junning Li, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (United States); Wei Liu, The University of Sheffield (United Kingdom); Charles McPherson, Draper Laboratory (United States); Fabrice Meriaudeau, University de Bourgogne (France); Yoshihiko Nomura, Mie University (Japan); Lucas Paletta, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Austria); Vincent Paquit, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (United States); Daniel Raviv, Florida Atlantic University (United States); Hamed Sari-Sarraf, Texas Tech University (United States); Ralph Seulin, University de Bourgogne (France); Christophe Stolz, University de Bourgogne (France); Svorad Štolc, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria); Bernard Theisen, U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (United States); Seung-Chul Yoon, United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (United States); Gerald Zauner, FH OÖ– Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH (Austria); Dili Zhang, Monotype Imaging (United States)