Sensory Attention: Computational Sensor Paradigm for Low-Latency Adaptive Vision

Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade
Proceedings of the 1997 DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, May, 1997.


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Abstract
The need for robust self?ontained and low-latency vision systems is growing: high speed visual servoing and vision?ased human computer interface. Conventional vision systems can hardly meet this need because 1) the latency is incurred in a data transfer and computational bottlenecks, and 2) there is no top?own feedback to adapt sensor performance for improved robustness. In this paper we present a tracking computational sensor - a VLSI implementation of a sensory attention. The tracking sensor focuses attention on a salient feature in its receptive field and maintains this attention in the world coordinates. Using both low?atency massive parallel processing and top?own sensory adaptation, the sensor reliably tracks features of interest while it suppresses other irrelevant features that may interfere with the task at hand.

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Project(s): Fast VLSI Range-Image Sensor

Text Reference
Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade, "Sensory Attention: Computational Sensor Paradigm for Low-Latency Adaptive Vision," Proceedings of the 1997 DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, May, 1997.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Brajovic_1997_966,
   author = "Vladimir Brajovic and Takeo Kanade",
   title = "Sensory Attention: Computational Sensor Paradigm for Low-Latency Adaptive Vision",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 1997 DARPA Image Understanding Workshop",
   month = "May",
   year = "1997",
}