Skip to 0 minutes and 4 secondsThe field of robotics is growing very, very rapidly and in the near future we're going to see robots affecting all aspects of our lives. We're going to see them in our homes, in our workplaces, they are going to be outdoors doing work in agriculture and in environmental monitoring. A really important capability for robots if they are going to be able to do these complex jobs in complex environments is the ability to see. That's what this course is all about. It's how we equip robots with the sense of vision. To program a robot with the ability to see, it's vital that we first understand some principles of vision, such as light, perspective and reflection.
Skip to 0 minutes and 42 seconds Robots with vision that can detect differences in sizes and shapes of objects are starting to play bigger roles in a number of fields, including agriculture, entertainment industries and even health care. Right now, a robot with a sophisticated vision system is exploring the surface of Mars. Providing us with not only amazing videos, images and scientific measurements but insights into the formation of our solar system. We've just seen some examples of robotic vision systems and I hope this has piqued your interest in the field of robotic vision. It's something that I find totally fascinating and it's what I've spent a large portion of my career doing, trying to equip the robots with the ability to see.
Skip to 1 minute and 15 secondsI'm Peter Corke and I'd like you to join me in exploring the exciting world of robotic vision.