© 1989

Active Computer Vision by Cooperative Focus and Stereo


Part of the Springer Series in Perception Engineering book series (SSPERCEPTION)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 7-18
  4. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 19-41
  5. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 43-62
  6. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 63-85
  7. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 87-107
  8. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 109-122
  9. Eric Paul Krotkov
    Pages 123-134
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 135-160

About this book


This book addresses an area of perception engineering which deals with constructive processes. A model of the environment is analyzed using the information acquired from mUltiple viewpoints of multiple disparate sensors at multiple time instants. Although the role of successive model building and active exploration of the environment, as is discussed in this book, is of great importance, only a few researchers of machine perception have thus far addressed the problem in these directions. Krotkov's book, which is a modification and continuation of his highly successful dissertation, focuses on active exploratory sensing in the context of spatial layout perception. He uses stereo and focus to obtain distance By information, and to eventually develop cooperative combining techniques. means of a stereo system with verging cameras, it is demonstrated that the distance measurements can be significantly improved by combining two sources. In addition, the problem of merging information from the multiple views is discussed in detail. As the field of perception engineering seems to be of growing scientific and applied importance, both practitioners and researchers in machine perception will find this book a valuable addition to their libraries. RameshJain Series Editor Acknowledgements I would like to thank Professor Ruzena Bajcsy for her constant encouragement and guidance during the five years of research leading to the dissertation upon which this book is based. Without her help in all matters, this work would never have been possible.


Extension computer vision control knowledge modeling perception system uncertainty

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.The Robotics InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Active Computer Vision by Cooperative Focus and Stereo
  • Authors Eric P. Krotkov
  • Series Title Springer Series in Perception Engineering
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97103-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-9665-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-9663-5
  • Series ISSN 1431-858X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 160
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Artificial Intelligence
    Engineering Design
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