Humans can recognise objects under partial occlusion. Machine-based approaches cannot reliably recognise objects and scenes in the presence of occlusion. This paper investigates the use of the elastic net hierarchical MAX (En-HMAX) model to handle occlusions. Our experiments show that the En-HMAX model achieves an accuracy of ~70%, when ~50% artificial occlusions are applied to the centre of the visual object-field. Furthermore, when the same percentage of occlusion is applied to the peripheral, the model reports higher accuracies. A similar degree of robustness has been observed when recognising scenes. The results suggest that cortex-like models, such as the En-HMAX are reliable for solving the occlusion challenge.
|Title of host publication||INnovations in Intelligent SysTems and Applications (INISTA), 2017 IEEE International Conference on|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 08 Aug 2017|