Chinese chess is one of the most popular board games in China. It is a two-player strategy board game set up with 32 chess pieces on a board nine lines wide and ten lines long. The chess pieces are all of the same at circular disk shape. Each piece is labeled with a Chinese character to represent one of the seven types. The color of the piece indicates the player`s ownership.
The goal of the proposed project is to correctly recognize the state of a Chinese chess game by processing the images captured by the camera of an Android mobile phone. With the essential information extracted from the images, we will be able to save and share the record of a game very efficiently.