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Transfer Learning Based Fruits Image Segmentation for Fruit-picking Robots

EasyChair Preprint no. 3249, version 1

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6 pagesDate: April 23, 2020


It is an important prerequisite for a fruit-picking robot to accurately segment and locate the object in fruit images. However, image segmentation by manually selected features or deep learning-based approaches is a troublesome task. It requires a long time and a large number of annotated images for the model to be trained. In this study, transfer learning is used so that the learned parameters of a pre-trained convolutional neural network can be used as the initial settings in the new task. Three networks, Mobilenet_v2, Resnet_v1_50_beta and Xception_65, are used as backbone networks, which were used in the well-known semantic image segmentation model—DeepLab. The proposed transfer learning-based fruits image segmentation not only alleviates the stringent need of a large image dataset, but also saves much time for training. Experimental results show that the Xception_65 based network has the best performance in terms of the segmentation metric of mean intersection over union. A high-precision instance fruits segmentation guarantees subsequent accurate locations of fruit images for fruit-picking robots, which is of great significance for intelligent agriculture.

Keyphrases: Convolutional Neural Network, instance segmentation, semantic segmentation, Transfer Learning

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  author = {Yongfu He and Fangfang Pan and Baoyu Wang and Ziqing Teng and Jianhua Wu},
  title = {Transfer Learning Based Fruits Image Segmentation for Fruit-picking Robots},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3249},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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