REAL OBJECT DETECTION SYSTEM FOR IRAQ TRAFFIC SIGNS BASED ON MASK R-CNN
Keywords:Traffic Signs object detection, Mask R-CNN
Traffic signs object detection has gained great interest in recent years, as one of the most important object detector applications. Traffic signs detection is based on deep learning, which gives it the benefit of high detection precision and timely response to condition changes of the traffic. Therefore, this paper shows an efficient method for detecting traffic signs in real-time. Hence, it implements a new Iraqi Traffic Sign Detection Benchmark (IQTSDB) dataset based on Mask Region-based Convolutional Neural Network (Mask R-CNN). The results show that the implementation of IQTSDB dataset with Mask R-CNN has a great efficiency in different conditions such as sunny, cloudy, weak light, and rainy conditions. In addition, the real video captured for traffic signs in Baghdad has been taken and compared to the German Traffic Signs Detection Benchmark (GTSDB) dataset. The IQTSDB dataset has a better performance than GTSDB dataset based on the performance parameters training loss and mean Average Precision (mAP).