Color in Attention Control

ERKENT Ö., Bozma H. I.

IEEE 17th Signal Processing and Communications Applications Conference, Antalya, Turkey, 9 - 11 April 2009, pp.467-470 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/siu.2009.5136369
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.467-470
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper addresses a simplified version of attention control - where a robot is asked to attend to scene points with a priori specified color. Differing from the classical approaches, in which generating fixations is based on explicit search, we introduce the requirement that the search strategy must be accompanied by a series of saccades whose nature control the fixation process. In the explicit search approach, first, the scene point whose color is most similar to the "looked-for" color is determined and then the camera is made to move to that point. In the artificial potential functions approach, the two stages are merged together where the camera simply starts moving towards a point whose color is similar to the target color - although not necessarily the most similar. We present working implementations of the two approaches reporting actual experiments with an attentive robot and comparing the resulting search behaviors.