STEREO VISION BASED WORKER DETECTION SYSTEM FOR EXCAVATOR

ISARC
It always has been a serious issue to improve safety in mine sites, demolition work sites, and civil engineering work sites. Especially, collision accidents caused by construction equipment damage not only the productivity of operations but also the health and life of workers in those work sites. To solve this problem, a variety of worker auto-detection means are developed so far, but they have not still become widely used in actual worksites. There have been two controversial points in the prior methods. One is that they were not enough in respect of the detection accuracy and certainty, and the other one is that the information of the detection results was not comprehensible to the operator of equipment.
Keywords: Excavators; excavator; Systems; Equipment; vision; Accidents; Construction; Operators; Safety; Hydraulic excavators;
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