The present paper addresses pedestrian detection using local boosted features that are learned from a small set of training images. Our contribution is to use two boosting steps. The first one learns discriminant local features corresponding to pedestrian parts and the second one selects and combines these boosted features into a robust class classifier. In contrast of other works, our features are based on local differences over Histograms of Oriented Gradients (HoGs). Experiments carried out to a public dataset of pedestrian images show good performance with high classification rates.


computer vision.

Scientific reference

M. Villamizar, A. Sanfeliu and J. Andrade-Cetto. Local boosted features for pedestrian detection, 4th Iberian Conference on Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, 2009, Povoa de Varzim, in Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, Vol 5524 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 128-135, 2009, Springer Verlag.