Detect objects using Faster R-CNN object detector
detects objects within a single image or an array of images,
bboxes = detect(
a Faster R-CNN (regions with convolutional neural networks) object detector. The locations
of objects detected are returned as a set of bounding boxes.
When using this function, use of a CUDA® enabled NVIDIA® GPU is highly recommended. The GPU reduces computation time significantly. Usage of the GPU requires Parallel Computing Toolbox™. For information about the supported compute capabilities, see GPU Computing Requirements (Parallel Computing Toolbox).
also returns a categorical array of labels assigned to the bounding boxes, using either of
the preceding syntaxes. The labels used for object classes are defined during training
labels] = detect(
detects objects within the series of images returned by the
detectionResults = detect(
of the input datastore.
[___] = detect(___,
detects objects within the rectangular search region specified by
[___] = detect(___,
specifies options using one or more
Name,Value pair arguments. For
detect(detector,I,'NumStrongestRegions',1000) limits the
number of strongest region proposals to 1000.
Detect Vehicles Using Faster R-CNN
Detect vehicles within an image by using a Faster R-CNN object detector.
Load a Faster R-CNN object detector pretrained to detect vehicles.
data = load('fasterRCNNVehicleTrainingData.mat', 'detector'); detector = data.detector;
Read in a test image.
I = imread('highway.png'); imshow(I)
Run the detector on the image and inspect the results. The labels come from the
ClassNames property of the detector.
[bboxes,scores,labels] = detect(detector,I)
bboxes = 2×4 150 86 80 72 91 89 67 48
scores = 2x1 single column vector 1.0000 0.9001
labels = 2x1 categorical vehicle vehicle
The detector has high confidence in the detections. Annotate the image with the bounding boxes for the detections and the corresponding detection scores.
detectedI = insertObjectAnnotation(I,'Rectangle',bboxes,cellstr(labels)); figure imshow(detectedI)
detector — Faster R-CNN object detector
Faster R-CNN object detector, specified as a
fasterRCNNObjectDetector object. To create this object, call the
trainFasterRCNNObjectDetector function with training data as input.
I — Input image
numeric array of images
Input image, specified as an H-by-W-by-C-by-B numeric array of images. Images must be real, nonsparse, grayscale or RGB image.
H — Height in pixels.
W — Width in pixels
C — The channel size in each image must be equal to the network's input channel size. For example, for grayscale images, C must be equal to
1. For RGB color images, it must be equal to
B — Number of images in the array.
The detector is sensitive to the range of the input image. Therefore, ensure that the input
image range is similar to the range of the images used to train the detector. For
example, if the detector was trained on
uint8 images, rescale
this input image to the range [0, 255] by using the
rescale function. The size of this input image should be comparable
to the sizes of the images used in training. If these sizes are very different, the
detector has difficulty detecting objects because the scale of the objects in the
input image differs from the scale of the objects the detector was trained to
identify. Consider whether you used the
property during training to modify the size of training images.
ds — Datastore
Datastore, specified as a
datastore object containing a
collection of images. Each image must be a grayscale, RGB, or multichannel image.
The function processes only the first column of the datastore, which must contain
images and must be cell arrays or tables with multiple columns.
roi — Search region of interest
Search region of interest, specified as a four-element vector of the form [x y width height]. The vector specifies the upper left corner and size of a region in pixels.
Specify optional pairs of arguments as
the argument name and
Value is the corresponding value.
Name-value arguments must appear after other arguments, but the order of the
pairs does not matter.
Before R2021a, use commas to separate each name and value, and enclose
Name in quotes.
Threshold — Detection threshold
0.5 (default) | scalar in the range [0, 1]
Detection threshold, specified as a scalar in the range [0, 1]. Detections that have scores less than this threshold value are removed. To reduce false positives, increase this value.
NumStrongestRegions — Maximum number of strongest region proposals
2000 (default) | positive integer |
Maximum number of strongest region proposals, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting
'NumStrongestRegions' and a
positive integer. Reduce this value to speed up
processing time at the cost of detection accuracy.
To use all region proposals, specify this value as
SelectStrongest — Select strongest bounding box
true (default) |
Select the strongest bounding box for each detected object, specified as the comma-separated
pair consisting of
'SelectStrongest' and either
true— Return the strongest bounding box per object. To select these boxes,
selectStrongestBboxMulticlassfunction, which uses nonmaximal suppression to eliminate overlapping bounding boxes based on their confidence scores.
selectStrongestBboxMulticlass(bbox,scores, ... 'RatioType','Min', ... 'OverlapThreshold',0.5);
false— Return all detected bounding boxes. You can then create your own custom operation to eliminate overlapping bounding boxes.
MinSize — Minimum region size
[height width] vector
Minimum region size that contains a detected object, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'MinSize' and a [height width] vector. Units are in pixels.
MinSize is the smallest object that the trained
detector can detect.
MaxSize — Maximum region size
I) (default) | [height width] vector
Maximum region size that contains a detected object, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'MaxSize' and a [height width] vector. Units are in pixels.
To reduce computation time, set this value to the known maximum region size for the objects being detected in the image. By default,
'MaxSize' is set to the height and width of the input image,
MiniBatchSize — Minimum batch size
128 (default) | scalar
Minimum batch size, specified as the comma-separated pair consisting of
'MiniBatchSize' and a scalar value. Use the
MiniBatchSize to process a large collection of images. Images are
grouped into minibatches and processed as a batch to improve computation efficiency.
Increase the minibatch size to decrease processing time. Decrease the size to use less
ExecutionEnvironment — Hardware resource
'auto' (default) |
Hardware resource on which to run the detector, specified as the comma-separated pair
'auto'— Use a GPU if it is available. Otherwise, use the CPU.
'gpu'— Use the GPU. To use a GPU, you must have Parallel Computing Toolbox and a CUDA enabled NVIDIA GPU. If a suitable GPU is not available, the function returns an error. For information about the supported compute capabilities, see GPU Computing Requirements (Parallel Computing Toolbox).
'cpu'— Use the CPU.
bboxes — Location of objects detected
M-by-4 matrix | B-by-1 cell array
Location of objects detected within the input image or images, returned as an M-by-4 matrix or a B-by-1 cell array. M is the number of bounding boxes in an image, and B is the number of M-by-4 matrices when the input contains an array of images.
Each row of
bboxes contains a four-element vector of the
height]. This vector specifies the upper left corner and size
of that corresponding bounding box in pixels.
scores — Detection scores
M-by-1 vector | B-by-1 cell array
Detection confidence scores, returned as an M-by-1 vector or a B-by-1 cell array. M is the number of bounding boxes in an image, and B is the number of M-by-1 vectors when the input contains an array of images. A higher score indicates higher confidence in the detection.
labels — Labels for bounding boxes
M-by-1 categorical array | B-by-1 cell array
Labels for bounding boxes, returned as an M-by-1 categorical array or a
B-by-1 cell array. M is the number of
labels in an image, and B is the number of
M-by-1 categorical arrays when the input contains an
array of images. You define the class names used to label the objects when you
train the input
detectionResults — Detection results
Detection results, returned as a 3-column table with variable names, Boxes, Scores, and Labels. The Boxes column contains M-by-4 matrices, of M bounding boxes for the objects found in the image. Each row contains a bounding box as a 4-element vector in the format [x,y,width,height]. The format specifies the upper-left corner location and size in pixels of the bounding box in the corresponding image.
Introduced in R2017a
- Datastores for Deep Learning (Deep Learning Toolbox)