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Seeing chips : analog VLSI circuits for computer vision

Koch, Christof (1989) Seeing chips : analog VLSI circuits for computer vision. Neural Computation, 1 (2). pp. 184-200. ISSN 0899-7667. doi:10.1162/neco.1989.1.2.184.

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Vision is simple. We open our eyes and, instantly, the world surrounding us is perceived in all its splendor. Yet Artificial Intelligence has been trying with very limited success for over 20 years to endow machines with similar abilities. A large van, filled with computers and driving unguided at a mile per hour across gently sloping hills in Colorado and using a laser-range system to “see” is the most we have accomplished so far. On the other hand, computers can play a decent game of chess or prove simple mathematical theorems. It is ironic that we are unable to reproduce perceptual abilities which we share with most animals while some of the features distinguishing us from even our closest cousins, chimpanzees, can be carried out by machines. Vision is difficult.

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Additional Information:© 1989 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Received 30 September 1988; accepted 14 October 1988. Posted Online March 13, 2008. The author thanks John Harris, Berthold Horn, Andy Lumsdaine, and in particular John Wyatt for a careful reading of the manuscript. Research on analog circuits for vision is supported by a Young Investigator Award and grant IST-8700064 from the Office of Naval Research, a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, as well as by DDF-I1 funds from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and by Rockwell International.
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