I am no longer with CMU. If you are looking for my current webpage, come to www.cse.psu.edu/~rcollins/ .

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Robert T. Collins

Research Scientist
The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University


I was on the research faculty of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University from 1996 to 2005. Prior to 1996 I was a postdoc at the Computer Vision Research Laboratory at UMass, Amherst, where I also got my degree. Since 2005 I've been an associate professor at Penn State University.

My area of research is computer vision.

Research Interests

o Video Surveillance and Monitoring (VSAM)
o Real-Time Multi-Camera Tracking (NGI)
o Human Identification at a Distance (HID)
o Active Camera Calibration
o Aerial Site Modeling (RADIUS)
o Multi-Image Matching/Reconstruction
o Projective Geometry
o Directional Statistics

CMU Advanced Perception Seminar

During 1998 and 1999 I co-facilitated the CMU Advanced Perception Seminar. Follow this link to see the Advanced Perception Seminar homepage.


Click here to see a list of my publications.


This 30 camera servo system was unleashed at Super Bowl XXXV. Other project members were Omead Amidi, Ryan Miller, Wei Hua, John Urbanic (from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center), and of course, Takeo Kanade. My main contribution was sensor calibration algorithms and methods for determining servo point location using a terrain model of the field.
Click here for Takeo's Eyevision page