JRL-YOLO: A novel jump-join repetitious learning structure for real-time dangerous object detection

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Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience


Campus security incidents occur from time to time, which seriously affect the public security. In recent years, the rapid development of artificial intelligence has brought technical support for campus intelligent security. In order to quickly recognize and locate dangerous targets on campus, an improved YOLOv3-Tiny model is proposed for dangerous target detection. Since the biggest advantage of this model is that it can achieve higher precision with very fewer parameters than YOLOv3-Tiny, it is one of the Tinier-YOLO models. In this paper, the dangerous targets include dangerous objects and dangerous actions. The main contributions of this work include the following: firstly, the detection of dangerous objects and dangerous actions is integrated into one model, and the model can achieve higher accuracy with fewer parameters. Secondly, to solve the problem of insufficient YOLOv3-Tiny target detection, a jump-join repetitious learning (JRL) structure is proposed, combined with the spatial pyramid pooling (SPP), which serves as the new backbone network of YOLOv3-Tiny and can accelerate the speed of feature extraction while integrating features of different scales. Finally, the soft-NMS and DIoU-NMS algorithm are combined to effectively reduce the missing detection when two targets are too close. Experimental tests on self-made datasets of dangerous targets show that the average MAP value of the JRL-YOLO algorithm is 85.03%, which increases by 3.22 percent compared with YOLOv3-Tiny. On the VOC2007 dataset, the proposed method has a 9.29 percent increase in detection accuracy compared to that using YOLOv3-Tiny and a 2.38 percent increase compared to that employing YOLOv4-Tiny, respectively. These results all evidence the great improvement in detection accuracy brought by the proposed method. Moreover, when testing the dataset of dangerous targets, the model size of JRL-YOLO is 5.84 M, which is about one-fifth of the size of YOLOv3-Tiny (33.1 M) and one-third of the size of YOLOv4-Tiny (22.4 M), separately.

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National Natural Science Foundation of China



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