Month: February 2011

Illuminant Color Estimation in Support of Vision Applications

Place: Large Lecture Room – CVC Affiliation: Pattern Recognition Lab Computer Science Department, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Germany   During the last 15 years there has been a large body of work on developing robust methods for color constancy. Many of the proposed

Colour constancy in natural images through Colour Naming and Sensor Sharpening

Place: Large Lecture Room – CVC Affiliation: Centre de Visio per Computador, Dept. Ciències de la Computació, UAB. Barlona. Spain   Colour is derived from three physical properties: incident light, object reflectance and sensor sensitivities. Incident light varies under natural conditions; hence, recovering scene

Wearable devices for the visually impaired. Lessons learnt from autonomous robotics

Place: Large Lecture Room – CVC Affiliation: Robot Vision Group, Computer Sci. Dep. Univ. Alicante, Spain   Computer-vision based wearable devices (including phones, lightweight cameras and mini-laptops) play a valuable role in way-finding and indoor localization for the visually impaired. SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping)