Accession Number : ADA133298

Title :   POPEYE: A Gray-Level Vision System for Robotics Applications.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ROBOTICS INST

Personal Author(s) : Bracho,Rafael ; Schlag,John F ; Sanderson,Arthur C

PDF Url : ADA133298

Report Date : 04 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A gray-level image processing system has been constructed to provide capability for inspection, object orientation, object classification,and interactive control tasks in an inexpensive, stand-alone system with moderate processing speed. The POPEYE system offers a range of functions including algorithms for preprocessing, feature extraction, image modeling, focusing, automatic pan, tilt, and zoom, interactive communication with other devices, and convenient user interaction. The host processor is a Motorola 68000 processor with Multibus communication between principal modules, an image data bus for acquisition and storage and a pipeline bus for image preprocessing and programmable transform operations. The software structure provides hierarchical control over multiple i/o devices, file management of system storage, an image management package and a vector package. Performance of the system is evaluated using convolution filters, adaptive modeling, histogram modification, and connectivity analysis. Cellular logic operations, piecewise gradient segmentation, automatic focusing, and adaptive spatial filtering examples are described in detail. The system is being applied to a number of practical industrial applications. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Computer applications, *Image processing, *Robotics, Vision, Algorithms, Integrated systems, Computers, Computer programs, Input output devices, Computer files, Data storage systems, Spatial filtering, Preprocessing, Modules(Electronics)

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE