Better Vision Through Manipulation

Metta, Giorgio and Fitzpatrick, Paul (2002) Better Vision Through Manipulation. [Conference Paper]

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For the purposes of manipulation, we would like to know what parts of the environment are physically coherent ensembles - that is, which parts will move together, and which are more or less independent. It takes a great deal of experience before this judgement can be made from purely visual information. This paper develops active strategies for acquiring that experience through experimental manipulation, using tight correlations between arm motion and optic flow to detect both the arm itself and the boundaries of objects with which it comes into contact. We argue that following causal chains of events out from the robot's body into the environment allows for a very natural developmental progression of visual competence, and relate this idea to results in neuroscience.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:manipulation, active vision, motion segmentation, optic flow, visual competence, neuroscience, robotics
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine Vision
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Robotics
ID Code:2520
Deposited By: Prince, Dr Christopher G.
Deposited On:04 Oct 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55


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