Focusing on low-latency, low power, compact adaptive vision systems through back-to-back integration of sensing and vision processing
Funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Carnegie Mellon University MURI Program works on vision systems which may lead to a wide variety of applications including augmentation of the human sensory system for "natural" information delivery. The project explores: Principal Investigator: Dr.
MART OPTICS based on the Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter (AOTF) technology;
VLSI COMPUTATIONAL SENSORS which integrate raw sensing with computation in a single chip;
VISULA SALIENCY DETECTION based on connectionist as well as model-based computation;
LEARNING AND RECOGNITION of objects via automatic visual model acquisition;
ADAPTATION to problem domains by using genetic programming and artificial evolution;
INTEGRATION of the above areas into a real-time vision systems for autonomous road navigation, helicopter flying and robotic soccer playing.
Our multidisciplinary team builds upon present and past research successes in several CMU departments, including Carnegie Mellon Research Institute (CMRI), School of Computer Science (SCS), The Robotics Institute (RI), and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (ECE).
Co-Principal Investigator and Project Manager: Dr.
Administrative Contact: Cheryl