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Computer vision basics

Modified 2018-06-22 by Andrea Censi

Matt Walter

For the interested reader, there are several excellent books that discuss fundamental topics in computer vision. These include (in no particular order), Computer Vision: Algorithims and Applications (available online), Computer Vision: A Modern Approach and Multiple View Geometry in Computer Vision.

Modified 2018-06-22 by Andrea Censi


  • Objective: Discover what is present in the world, where things are, and what actions are taking place from image sequences. In the context of robotics, this corresponds to learning a (probabilistic) world model that encodes the robot’s environment, i.e., building a representation of the environment.
  • History of computer vision
    • Summer Vision Project
    • OCR (license plates, signs, checks, mail, etc.)
    • Face detection
    • Structure from motion
    • Dense reconstruction
    • Augmented reality
    • Applications to self-driving cars and beyond
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