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An annotated water-filled, and dry potholes dataset for deep learning applications rights and content
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Potholes have long posed a challenging risk to automated systems due to their random and stochastic shapes and the reflectiveness of their surface when filled with water, whether it is “muddy” water or clear water. This has formed a significant limitation to autonomous assistive technologies such as Electric-Powered Wheelchairs (EPWs), mobility scooters, etc. due to the risk potholes pose on the user's well-being as it could cause severe falls and injuries as well as neck and back problems. Current research proved that Deep Leaning technologies are one of the most relevant solutions used to detect potholes due to the high accuracy of the detection. One of the main limitations to the datasets currently made available is the lack of photos describing water-filled, rabble-filled, and random coloured potholes. The purpose of our dataset is to provide the answer to this problem as it contains 713 high-quality photos representing 1152 manuall-annotated potholes in different shapes, locations, colours, and conditions, all of which were manually-collected via a mobile phone and within different areas in the United Kingdom along with two additional benchmarking videos recorded via a dashcam.


Deep learning
Transfer learning
Artificial neural networks
Images Dataset
Water-Filled Potholes
Dry Potholes

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