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2018 Robotic Scene Segmentation Challenge

Allan, M; Kondo, S; Bodenstedt, S; Leger, S; Kadkhodamohammadi, R; Luengo, I; Fuentes, F; ... Speidel, S; + view all (2020) 2018 Robotic Scene Segmentation Challenge. ArXiv: Ithaca, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

In 2015 we began a sub-challenge at the EndoVis workshop at MICCAI in Munich using endoscope images of ex-vivo tissue with automatically generated annotations from robot forward kinematics and instrument CAD models. However, the limited background variation and simple motion rendered the dataset uninformative in learning about which techniques would be suitable for segmentation in real surgery. In 2017, at the same workshop in Quebec we introduced the robotic instrument segmentation dataset with 10 teams participating in the challenge to perform binary, articulating parts and type segmentation of da Vinci instruments. This challenge included realistic instrument motion and more complex porcine tissue as background and was widely addressed with modifications on U-Nets and other popular CNN architectures. In 2018 we added to the complexity by introducing a set of anatomical objects and medical devices to the segmented classes. To avoid over-complicating the challenge, we continued with porcine data which is dramatically simpler than human tissue due to the lack of fatty tissue occluding many organs.

Type: Working / discussion paper
Title: 2018 Robotic Scene Segmentation Challenge
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.11190
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article published under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/).
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10129941
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