|Shadow Illuminator featured at IROS 2003|
Shadow Illuminator was selected by the National Science Foundation as one of the Compute Vision projects to be exhibited at the Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), held in Las Vegas in October 2003.
The Shadow Illuminator, funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation, originally was developed to help robots see better. Using principles based on the physics of how optical images are formed, Shadow Illuminator imitates the vision processes that take place in the human eye. It examines the content of a photograph, estimates the illumination conditions and then brightens shadows.
|CMU range sensor featured in ABB's 1999 Annual Report|
"Intelligent eye -- The objective of this innovative program involving ABB and Carnegie Mellon University is to develop a new type of machine vision sensor using CMOS integrated circuit technology. The project will enable ABB to build a 3-D scanner at much lower cost with no loss of power of performance. The program is built on the understanding that automation technology increasingly relies upon 3D, full-vision scanning techniques for vital tasks like visual inspection, robot guidance, process monitoring and computer modeling. This aids rapid prototyping and robot programming."
Vladimir Brajovic, the Director for the Computational Sensor Laboratory and the Range Sensor chip inventor and designer, holds the chip prototype.