Structure Inference for Bayesian Multisensory Perception and Tracking
International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2007)
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We investigate a solution to the problem of multisensor perception and tracking by formulating it in the framework of Bayesian model selection. Humans robustly associate multi-sensory data as appropriate, but previous theoretical work has focused largely on purely integrative cases, leaving segregation unaccounted for and unexploited by machine perception systems. We illustrate a unifying, Bayesian solution to multi-sensor perception and tracking which accounts for both integration and segregation by explicit probabilistic reasoning about data association in a temporal context. Unsupervised learning of such a model with EM is illustrated for a real world audio-visual application.