A Task-Programmable Model for Robot Vision

G. Somma (Italy)


Modelling, simulation, active vision, robotics, attention.


In recent years, active vision has become an intensive area of robotics and vision research. With an active vision system, the control of gaze direction towards a visual target can simplify many of the robot’s interactions with the world. This paper will present a model of robot vision that reflects a biological behaviour. Two channels contribute to the drawing of the model: the first one for the bottom-up mechanism, the second one for the top down mechanism. The latter one involves goal-directed mechanism where the observer’s expectations or intentions influence the allocation of attention. The model adopts a set of parameters which are suitable for top down tuning in order to obtain a visual behaviour according to a specific task.

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