Discover the principles of vision and how robots can be programmed to see.
Programming a robot to see requires understanding the principles of vision, and having mathematical knowledge and programming skills. We start by considering the question, ‘What is vision?’ You’ll learn about human vision and aspects of sight, including light, reflection, perspective and how cameras work. Robot vision relies on these same principles but uses cameras and computers instead of eyes and a brain.
What topics will you cover?
- how vision works
- human vision and the human eye
- robot vision
- light, light sources and reflection
- how cameras see
- aspects of vision – 3D, geometry, perspective and brightness
- image input – how computers see images
- image features.
Who is the course for?
This course assumes that you are familiar with concepts from advanced high-school mathematics or undergraduate engineering.
The course also assumes knowledge of programming. This will help you understand some of the demonstrations in the videos, and is required for the third course in the robotic vision program. This course uses the MATLAB programming language and environment, but your knowledge of programming in other languages can be easily transferred to MATLAB. You can familiarize yourself with MATLAB by enrolling in the MATLAB Onramp tutorial.
Please note that this course includes video content and other visual teaching methods. Blind and visually impaired students may need a helper.
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