RB-Dust - A Reference-based Dataset for Vision-based Dust Removal

Peter Buckel, Timo Oksanen, Thomas Dietmueller

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Abstract

Dust in the agricultural landscape is a significant challenge and influences, for example, the environmental perception of autonomous agricultural machines. Image enhancement algorithms can be used to reduce dust. However, these require dusty and dust-free images of the same environment for validation. In fact, to date, there is no dataset that we are aware of that addresses this issue. Therefore, we present the agriscapes RB-Dust dataset, which is named after its purpose of reference-based dust removal. It is not possible to take pictures from the cabin during tillage, as this would cause shifts in the images. Because of this, we built a setup from which it is possible to take images from a stationary position close to the passing tractor. The test setup was based on a half-sided gate through which the tractor could drive. The field tests were carried out on a farm in Bavaria, Germany, during tillage. During the field tests, other parameters such as soil moisture and wind speed were controlled, as these significantly affect dust development. We validated our dataset with contrast enhancement and image dehazing algorithms and analyzed the generalizability from recordings from the moving tractor. Finally, we demonstrate the application of dust removal based on a high-level vision task, such as person classification. Our empirical study confirms the validity of RB-Dust for vision-based dust removal in agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2023 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, CVPRW 2023
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1140-1149
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9798350302493
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, CVPRW 2023 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 18 Jun 202322 Jun 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops
Volume2023-June
ISSN (Print)2160-7508
ISSN (Electronic)2160-7516

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, CVPRW 2023
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period18/06/2322/06/23

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