Vision based road recognition and tracking are crucial tasks in a field of autonomous driving. Road recognition methods based on shape analysis of road region have the potential to overcome the limitations of traditional boundary based approaches, but a robust method for road region segmentation is the challenging issue. In our work, we treat the problem of road region segmentation as a classification task, where road pixels are classified by statistical decision rule based on the probability density function (pdf) of road features. This paper presents a new algorithm for the estimation of the pdf, based on sequential Monte-Carlo (SMC) method. The proposed algorithm is evaluated on data sets of three different types of images, and the results of evaluation show the effectiveness of the proposed method.
2016 by the Information Processing Society of Japan