1 March 1990 Biological Basis For Computer Vision: Some Perspectives
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Proceedings Volume 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques; (1990) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969764
Event: 1989 Symposium on Visual Communications, Image Processing, and Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1989, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Using biology as a basis for the development of sensors, devices and computer vision systems is a challenge to systems and vision scientists. It is also a field of promising research for engineering applications. Biological sensory systems, such as vision, touch and hearing, sense different physical phenomena from our environment, yet they possess some common mathematical functions. These mathematical functions are cast into the neural layers which are distributed throughout our sensory regions, sensory information transmission channels and in the cortex, the centre of perception. In this paper, we are concerned with the study of the biological vision system and the emulation of some of its mathematical functions, both retinal and visual cortex, for the development of a robust computer vision system. This field of research is not only intriguing, but offers a great challenge to systems scientists in the development of functional algorithms. These functional algorithms can be generalized for further studies in such fields as signal processing, control systems and image processing. Our studies are heavily dependent on the the use of fuzzy - neural layers and generalized receptive fields. Building blocks of such neural layers and receptive fields may lead to the design of better sensors and better computer vision systems. It is hoped that these studies will lead to the development of better artificial vision systems with various applications to vision prosthesis for the blind, robotic vision, medical imaging, medical sensors, industrial automation, remote sensing, space stations and ocean exploration.
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Madan M. Gupta, Madan M. Gupta, } "Biological Basis For Computer Vision: Some Perspectives", Proc. SPIE 1192, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision VIII: Algorithms and Techniques, (1 March 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.969764; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.969764

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