An intelligent sensor network for object detection, classification and recognition

Frank Y. Shih, Yi Ta Wu, Chao Fa Chuang, Jiann Liang Chen, Hsi Feng Lu, Yao Chung Chang

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In this paper, an intelligent sensor network is developed for object detection, classification and recognition. We utilize wireless sensors as the first layer to detect coordinates of moving objects in a secured area. Cameras are activated to capture image features for object classification and recognition. In order to reduce processing time, a hierarchical image extraction approach is developed. Global object features such as size and motion are acquired for classifying objects into a number of classes. If the moving object is considered suspicious, the cameras will be requested to capture detailed images for object recognition. Experimental results show that our system can achieve a high face recognition rate of 95.4% for the testing images captured by the surveillance system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1955-1969
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Information Science and Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


  • Image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Sensor networks
  • Support vector machine
  • Surveillance system


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