Evolutionary Computer Vision: The First Footprints by Gustavo Olague

By Gustavo Olague

This booklet explains the idea and alertness of evolutionary machine imaginative and prescient, a brand new paradigm the place hard imaginative and prescient difficulties should be approached utilizing the concepts of evolutionary computing. this technique achieves very good effects for outlining health services and representations for difficulties by way of merging evolutionary computation with mathematical optimization to provide computerized production of rising visible behaviors. within the first a part of the ebook the writer surveys the literature in concise shape, defines the suitable terminology, and provides historic and philosophical motivations for the foremost learn difficulties within the box. For researchers from the pc imaginative and prescient group, he deals an easy advent to the evolutionary computing paradigm. the second one a part of the ebook specializes in imposing evolutionary algorithms that remedy given difficulties utilizing operating courses within the significant fields of low-, intermediate- and high-level laptop imaginative and prescient. This booklet could be of worth to researchers, engineers, and scholars within the fields of desktop imaginative and prescient, evolutionary computing, robotics, biologically encouraged mechatronics, electronics engineering, keep an eye on, and synthetic intelligence.

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In fact, both surveys on the list (see [124, 56]) clearly identify the benefit of pursuing a goal-driven approach for the study of robot vision systems. Thus, vision sensors and cameras are purposefully configured and placed at several locations to observe a given target. In particular, the most recent survey classifies our own work about camera placement as belonging to the category of purposive sensing; see [56, 191]. Moreover, the intentional actions in purposive perception planning are said to introduce purposeful and active behaviors.

Later, the history of computer vision is described with an emphasis on several paradigms that have been applied for solving the visual problem. In particular, the goal-driven strategy is introduced as the primary framework for visual processing. This provides the useful link for understanding the relevance of evolution as the main paradigm for optimization within the general problem of computer vision. Thus, the concepts of purpose and teleology are used to introduce the overall approach that is applied, within the EvoVisi´on laboratory, in what we call evolutionary computer vision.

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