An Architectural Framework for Object Recognition and Selective Attention


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Visual search and recognition are often hindered by irrelevant information in the form of background clutters and noise. The ability for humans to selectively focus on a portion of the input scene that is of interest appears to be particularly useful when handling such difficulties. In this project we aim to develop a novel framework for a biologically plausible model of visual perception with attentional mechanisms. Specifically, we propose an automatic 2D shape based object recognition system suitable for both static and moving targets, capable of performing invariant transformations under a variety of conditions. The model is able to detect, locate, recognise any familiar object, may it be rotated, shifted in position, distorted in shape, or embedded in a visually cluttered environment automatically.

Support: University of Adelaide.

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