Chapter 61 — Robot Surveillance and Security

Detection of abandoned objects

Automatic detection of abandoned objects is of great importance in security and surveillance applications. This project at the Univ. of Minnesota attempts to detect such objects based on several criteria. Our approach is based on a combination of short-term and long-term blob logic, and the analysis of connected components. It is robust to many disturbances that may occur in the scene, such as the presence of moving objects and occlusions.
Nikos Papanikolopoulos
Thanks to the Artifical Intelligence, Robotics and Vision Laboratory at the University of Minnesota for this video.