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how can i get individual coffee_beans from the image below

asked 2016-08-03 00:03:37 -0500

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coffee_beans : i need to find them remove the overlapping so i could count the number

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answered 2016-08-03 03:44:22 -0500

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Haha in this setup, like coffee beans on top of coffee beans? Good luck with that. If you do find a good decent working solution, submit it to one of the next major computer vision conferences like CVPR or ICCV.

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No really, I am afraid you are hitting one of the most difficult parts of computer vision and image analysis, that is finding an object with about no texture at all, on top of a stack of the same products. So before giving you any more advices on how to advance, what are the hardware options? Do you have depth sensors? 3D images? or only 2D camera inputs?

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I wouldn't see it so pessimistic, it's like counting cells, I suggest to look into bio-medicine research.

Guanta gravatar imageGuanta ( 2016-08-03 11:13:48 -0500 )edit

@Guanta, ow wait, most automated research on cell counting, tries to separate cells before counting in some sort of fluid, with special microscopic equipment and decent lightning conditions. That is why I asked about the possible hardware and setup. We tried seperating green bell peppers on a heap of green bell peppers, and the conclusion was, that without extra sensor information, that it is quite impossible to achieve with a decent rate :D

StevenPuttemans gravatar imageStevenPuttemans ( 2016-08-04 02:44:41 -0500 )edit
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