The Computer Vision Group conducts research and development of algorithms and software for automatically interpreting data from a variety of imaging sensors, including visible, ladar, and radar. This includes:
- 3D perception, position estimation, motion estimation, and terrain analysis for autonomous navigation of unmanned vehicles for surface and near-surface operation, such as ground vehicles and low-flying air vehicles.
- Autonomous navigation of unmanned vehicles and ground-level surveillance.
- Development of concepts and prototypes for custom hardware implementations of smart imager chips, smart cameras, compact ladars, and compact, low power, high performance image processing systems, such as based on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA).