The essence of RO is a machine that recognizes a certain variable, processes whether something needs to be done, and then executes whatever function is necessary. The recognition process is where computer vision comes in
With all of our technological supremacy, there are still several tasks we go about completing in essentially the same way we have been for hundreds of years.
Limitations to human vision include the ends of our peripheral vision, and the ability to only process a few sets of information at a time. Computer Vision not only waives peripheral limitations away, but can also simultaneously process radically different sets of data
The real implications of drone photography and mapping, though, go far beyond having a cool little device that flies and shoots videos.
By combining robotics, computer vision, machine learning and precision agriculture the company could change the way crops, especially in the organic market are cultivated.
With this application you snap a few photos of a still object from several angles, and the program renders them all into a full 3D model with which you can freely interact.
Those familiar with the Xbox Kinect can think of this as a jacked up version of similar technology. The device recognizes your most minute gestures, thereby allowing you to seamlessly interact with your computer.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a computer vision technique to automatically identify behavior that shows an increased risk of autism.
"Bloody Brilliant"! wrote someone in comments about this technology. Your heart rate could be measured by recording a video of your face.
Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography, a new type of imaging so fast it visualizes the world one trillion frames per second, so detailed it shows light itself in motion.