Face detection and tracking in color images using color centroids segmentation

Qieshi Zhang, Sei Ichiro Kamata, Jun Zhang

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Abstract

Human face detection plays an important role in many application areas such as video surveillance, human computer interface, face recognition, face search and face image database management etc. In human face detection applications, face region usually form an inconsequential part of images. Consequently, preliminary segmentation of images into regions that contain "non-face" objects and regions that may contain "face" candidates can greatly accelerate the process of human face detection. Color information based methods take a great attention, because colors have obviously character and robust visual cue for detection. This paper proposed a new method based on RGB color centroids segmentation (CCS) for face detection. This paper include two parts, first part is color image thresholding based on CCS and the second part is face detection based on region growing and facial features structure character combined method. The experimental results show the ideal thresholding result and better than the result of other color space analysis based thresholding methods. Proposed method can conquer the influence of different background conditions, position, scale instance and orientation in images from several photo collections and database; the effect is also better than existing skin color segmentation based methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1008-1013
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424426799
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 2009 Feb 212009 Feb 26

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008

Conference

Conference2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period09/2/2109/2/26

Keywords

  • Color centroids segmentation
  • Color image thresholding
  • Face detection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Zhang, Q., Kamata, S. I., & Zhang, J. (2009). Face detection and tracking in color images using color centroids segmentation. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008 (pp. 1008-1013). [4913138] (2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2008). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBIO.2009.4913138