Tag Archives: computer vision

A biologically-inspired vision system

Researchers at the Rowland Institute, Harvard, and McGovern Institute for Brain Sciences, MIT, are developing new, biologically-inspired vision systems taking advantage of faster computers. Their goal is to create vision systems for image understanding that can be as accurate as biological systems and more specifically the human visual system. The researchers have developed a new… Read More »

The Visual Memex Model: Modeling object relationships for scene understanding

Computer vision researchers have for decades been trying to develop algorithms for scene understanding from images and/or video. No doubt, they have made huge progress towards this goal. For example, in the last decade new methods for feature-based object recognition have been developed with a large degree of robustness to scale, viewpoint and illumination changes.… Read More »

AutoStitch: Panoramic image creation for the iPhone

The iPhone app store may be home for some 50,000 applications but few are actually worth the download, free of charge or not. One of these few applications that are a must have for every iPhone owner is AutoStitch by Cloudburst Research Inc. This nifty application can create panoramic or wide-angle images from any arrangement… Read More »

Learning OpenCV book review

A few days ago, I received my copy of a new book focused on implementing computer vision systems using the OpenCV library. OpenCV is the most comprehensive open source, cross-platform, computer vision library that have been available and under development for many years; however, only recently a book on learning to program with it finally… Read More »

A cheap stereo vision camera

Stereo vision cameras have certainly not gained wide adaptation in robotics research to the extend that time-of-flight sensors such as laser have. Part of the reason is the fact that the slower computers of the past have always made it difficult to deploy real-time machine vision systems for real-time robotics. Another has to do with… Read More »