Estimation of object distribution using value function for crowded swarm analysis of soldier crab

Koichiro Enomoto, Yuta Nishiyama, Masashi Toda, Yukio Pegio Gunj, Toru Moriyama, Kojiro Iizuka

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This paper proposes a new method to estimate the distribution of some similar objects that have no specific feature like color and shape. In the field of animal behavior analysis, the estimation of the crowded swarm distribution with automated way of image processing is necessary. However, to trace the individual objects those may overlap each other in video sequence is quite difficult. This paper proposes to introduce a value function effective for the crowded swarm analysis, and shows the affirmative results acquired for the Soldier Crab behavior analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-237
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Crowded swarm
  • Estimation of distribution
  • Image Processing
  • Mictyris guinotae
  • Occlusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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