Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP160103710 [ 2016 - 2020 ]

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Researchers Prof Anton van den Hengel; Dr Anthony Dick; Dr Lingqiao Liu

Brief description This project seeks to develop technologies that will help computer vision interpret the whole visible scene, rather than just some of the objects therein. Existing automated methods for understanding images perform well at recognising specific objects in canonical poses, but the problem of whole image interpretation is far more challenging. Convolutional neural networks (CNN) have underpinned recent progress in object recognition, but whole-image understanding cannot be tackled similarly because the number of possible combinations of objects is too large. The project thus proposes a graph-based generalisation of the CNN approach which allows scene structure to be learned explicitly. This would represent an important step towards providing computers with robust vision, allowing them to interact with their environment.

Funding Amount $300,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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