A Simple Low Cost Color Vision System

A. Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh
Tech sketch paper presented at CVPR 2001, October, 2001.


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Abstract
In this paper we describe a functioning prototype of a simple low cost system which we have constructed and can perform a simple color blob tracking task at 16.7 frames per second. This system utilizes a low cost CMOS color camera module which eliminates the need for a separate frame grabber and all processing is performed by a high speed, low cost microcontroller. The resulting system makes it possible to utilize simple color vision algorithms in applications, like small mobile robotics, where a traditional vision system consisting of a separate camera, frame grabber, and high speed computer would be prohibitive.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment
Associated Project(s): The CMUcam Vision Sensor
Number of pages: 4
Note: This is a revised version of the tech sketch paper accepted to CVPR 2001. A small number of revisions were made in October 2001 to re flect the improved system performance achieved in the month following the original paper submission and correct minor technical errors.

Text Reference
A. Rowe, Chuck Rosenberg, and Illah Nourbakhsh, "A Simple Low Cost Color Vision System," Tech sketch paper presented at CVPR 2001, October, 2001.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Rosenberg_2001_4390,
   author = "A. Rowe and Chuck Rosenberg and Illah Nourbakhsh",
   title = "A Simple Low Cost Color Vision System",
   booktitle = "Tech sketch paper presented at CVPR 2001",
   month = "October",
   year = "2001",
   Notes = "This is a revised version of the tech sketch paper accepted to CVPR 2001. A small number of revisions were made in October 2001 to re flect the improved system performance achieved in the month following the original paper submission and correct minor technical errors."
}