My research interests are in robot perception; more specifically, VLSI computational sensors and computer vision. I am interested in creating miniature, intelligent, task-oriented, self-contained, integrated sensing and processing components that enable a machine (e.g., an autonomous vehicle) to coherently interact with a changing environment and/or human user.
Perception plays a dominant role in an intelligent system -- an animal or machine. Computational sensors mimic one aspect of biological systems: they tightly integrate computation and sensing to improve performance and achieve new capabilities. The computational sensor is a new and exciting concept that offers a range of research topics:
The sensors I have built so far are vision sensors. They detect images and compute useful quantities from those images very quickly. My specific projects include: a sorting computational sensor which senses an image and sorts pixel values by their intensities, a tracking computational sensor which selects and tracks visual stimulus within the field of view, an eye tracking computational sensor, and a road-following computational sensor.
|Research Interest Keywords|
|biological vision, computational sensors, computer vision, sensors, VLSI|
|The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.|
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