Publications

Learning Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics

Published in Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL), 2017

We uncouple three components of autonomous behavior (utilitarian value, causal reasoning, and fine motion control) to design an interpretable model of tasks from video demonstrations…

Recommended citation: Shukla, N., He, Y., Chen, F. & Zhu, S.. (2017). Learning Human Utility from Video Demonstrations for Deductive Planning in Robotics. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Robot Learning, in PMLR 78:448-457 http://proceedings.mlr.press/v78/shukla17a.html

Intelligent multi-spectral IR image segmentation

Published in SPIE Defense + Security, Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXVIII, 2017

This article presents a neural network based multi-spectral image segmentation method. A neural network is trained on the selected features of both the objects and background in the longwave (LW) Infrared (IR) images. Multiple iterations of training are performed until the accuracy of the segmentation reaches satisfactory level…

Recommended citation: Thomas Lu, Andrew Luong, Stephen Heim, Maharshi Patel, Kang Chen, Tien-Hsin Chao, Edward Chow, Gilbert Torres, } "Intelligent multi-spectral IR image segmentation", Proc. SPIE 10203, Pattern Recognition and Tracking XXVIII, 1020303 (1 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262730; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2262730 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/10203/1/Intelligent-multi-spectral-IR-image-segmentation/10.1117/12.2262730.short?SSO=1

Cross-correlation and image alignment for multi-band IR sensors

Published in SPIE Defense + Security, Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, 2016

We present the development of a cross-correlation algorithm for correlating objects in the long wave, mid wave and short wave Infrared sensor arrays. The goal is to align the images in the multisensor suite by correlating multiple key features in the images…

Recommended citation: Thomas Lu, Tien-Hsin Chao,Kang (Frank) Chen, Andrew Luong, Mallory Dewees, Xinyi Yan, Edward Chow, Gilbert Torres, } "Cross-correlation and image alignment for multi-band IR sensors", Proc. SPIE 9845, Optical Pattern Recognition XXVII, 984505 (20 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224694; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224694 https://www.spiedigitallibrary.org/conference-proceedings-of-spie/9845/1/Cross-correlation-and-image-alignment-for-multi-band-IR-sensors/10.1117/12.2224694.short