Computational Sensor for Visual Tracking with Attention

Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade
IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol. 33, No. 8, August, 1998, pp. 1199 - 1207.

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This paper presents a VLSI embodiment of an optical tracking computational sensor which focuses attention on a salient target in its field of view. Using both low-latency massive parallel processing and top-down sensory adaptation, the sensor suppresses interference front features irrelevant for the task at hand, and tracks a target of interest at speeds of up to 7000 pixels/s. The sensor locks onto the target to continuously provide control for the execution of a perceptually guided activity. The sensor prototype, a 24/spl times/24 array of cells, is built in 2-/spl mu/m CMOS technology. Each cell occupies 62 /spl mu/m/spl times/62 /spl mu/m of silicon, and contains a photodetector and processing electronics.

Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): Computational Sensor Laboratory

Text Reference
Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade, "Computational Sensor for Visual Tracking with Attention," IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits, Vol. 33, No. 8, August, 1998, pp. 1199 - 1207.

BibTeX Reference
   author = "Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade",
   title = "Computational Sensor for Visual Tracking with Attention",
   journal = "IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits",
   pages = "1199 - 1207",
   month = "August",
   year = "1998",
   volume = "33",
   number = "8",