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Object detection for Android application

asked 2014-12-30 18:06:14 -0500

JCrasher gravatar image

I have a school project for object recognition in android application. I tried to use the Haar classifier but without success and I don't have much time so I decided to try different approach. Unfortunately I'm stuck.

Can you tell me what to use for object detection? What I need is when I start my app, the camera opens and when I see my object on the camera, the phone must know that the object is found (like face detection).

I'm sure that I'm also not the last one who'll try to do something similar to my project and sadly I couldn't find a nice reference for achieving my goal. My graduation depends on this project and I don't have much time to finish it. So can you tell what to use and give example/reference if possible? Should I use SVM or KNN or what? Are there any other ways?

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could you tell us what is your problem you need to detect so we can recommend you a suitable classifier ?

Aly Osama gravatar imageAly Osama ( 2015-01-01 11:59:21 -0500 )edit

I need to detect a car steering wheel and probably a car tire too. And the problem is that I'm really new to OpenCV and I get really confused. What approach should I do to create the detector. (I don't want to recognize an exact object, just to detect whether there is a steering wheel or not). My time is limited and I can't go through all the OpenCV books and papers. I'm trying to find good examples and explanation so I can build my app. Thank you very much for your help end for trying to help :)

JCrasher gravatar imageJCrasher ( 2015-01-02 17:05:04 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-01-11 09:36:34 -0500

For something quick & dirty you can use Vuforia Augmented SDK for Android. Simply define markers (the objects that you wan to detect) and add them in the android app. You can use one of their demos from the sdk to get started faster.

Here's the link:

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As far as I know Vuforia doesn't provide tools for object detection, only for object recognition.

JCrasher gravatar imageJCrasher ( 2015-01-11 13:27:01 -0500 )edit
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