Measurement and analysis of human visual characteristic on subjective contours perception for artificial vision system

Jing Long Wu, Sheng Ge, Shunichi Kawano, Takashi Saito

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Abstract

Human visual system has been evolving through the long history of human being and has attained very high performance. However, artificial system is often poorer in performance despite of remarkable progress in their efficiency. In order to construct artificial vision system with high performance such as human visual system, it is necessary to elucidate the mechanism of human visual system. In this study, two experiments were designed in order to investigate the relationship between the subjective contours strength and the curvature of the illusory form. Both of the two experiments used the partial eclipse disc as the inducing elements, while the illusory form was an ellipse. Experimental stimuli were those figures whose one inducing element was randomly emitted from the standard figure. In Experiment I, the area of the inducing element was bigger where the curvature of the illusory form was smaller. We got the result that that the mean subjective contours strength is stronger when the curvature of illusory form of omitted inducing element is smaller. In Experiment 2, although the area of the inducing element was bigger where the curvature of the illusory form was bigger. The experimental results showed that the conclusion of experiment 1 was still tenable in this different case. The results of psychological experiments will be significant to investigate the mechanism of human visual information processing and to construct an artificial vision system for pattern recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Intelligent Machines with Humans for a Better Tomorrow, CIRA 2001
EditorsHong Zhang, Peter Xiaoping Liu
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages266-271
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0780372034
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 2001 - Banff, Canada
Duration: Jul 29 2001Aug 1 2001

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA
Volume2001-January

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA 2001
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period7/29/018/1/01

Keywords

  • Artificial system
  • Human visual mechanism
  • Robot vision
  • Subjective contours

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mathematics

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    Wu, J. L., Ge, S., Kawano, S., & Saito, T. (2001). Measurement and analysis of human visual characteristic on subjective contours perception for artificial vision system. In H. Zhang, & P. X. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings - 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation: Integrating Intelligent Machines with Humans for a Better Tomorrow, CIRA 2001 (pp. 266-271). [1013208] (Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, CIRA; Vol. 2001-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CIRA.2001.1013208