Robot Vision

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MIT Press, 1986 - Computers - 509 pages
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This book presents a coherent approach to the fast moving field of machine vision,using a consistent notation based on a detailed understanding of the image formation process. Itcovers even the most recent research and will provide a useful and current reference forprofessionals working in the fields of machine vision, image processing, and pattern recognition.Anoutgrowth of the author's course at MIT, Robot Vision presents a solid framework for understandingexisting work and planning future research. Its coverage includes a great deal of material thatimportant to engineers applying machine vision methods in the real world. The chapters on binaryimage processing, for example, help explain and suggest how to improve the many commercial devicesnow available. And the material on photometric stereo and the extended Gaussian image points the wayto what may be the next thrust in commercialization of the results in this area. The many exercisescomplement and extend the material in the text, and an extensive bibliography will serve as a usefulguide to current research.Contents: Image Formation and Image Sensing. Binary Images: GeometricalProperties; Topological Properties. Regions and Image Segmentation. Image Processing: ContinuousImages; Discrete Images. Edges and Edge Finding. Lightness and Color. Reflectance Map: PhotometricStereo Reflectance Map; Shape from Shading. Motion Field and Optical Flow. Photogrammetry andStereo. Pattern Classification. Polyhedral Objects. Extended Gaussian Images. Passive Navigation andStructure from Motion. Picking Parts out of a Bin.Berthold Klaus Paul Horn is Associate Professor,Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT. Robot Vision is included in the MITElectrical Engineering and Computer Science Series.


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Image Formation Image Sensing
Geometrical Properties
Topological Properties
Image Segmentation
Continuous Images
Discrete Images
Edges Edge Finding
Motion Field Optical Flow
Photogrammetry Stereo
Pattern Classification
Polyhedral Objects
Extended Gaussian Images
Passive Navigation Structure from Motion
Picking Parts out of a Bin
Useful Mathematical Techniques

Lightness Color
Photometric Stereo
Shape from Shading

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Berthold K. P. Horn is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He has presided over the field of machine vision for more than a decade and is the author of "Robot Vision.

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