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A Template-Based Approach for Real-Time Speed-Limit-Sign Recognition on an Embedded System using GPU Computing


We present a template-based pipeline that performs real-time speed-limit-sign recognition using an embedded system with a low-end GPU as the main processing element. Our pipeline operates in the frequency domain, and uses nonlinear composite filters and a contrast-enhancing preprocessing step to improve its accuracy. Running at interactive rates, our system achieves 90% accuracy over 120 EU speed-limit signs on 45 minutes of video footage, superior to the 75% accuracy of a non-real-time GPU-based SIFT pipeline.

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