Computer Vision: UAVs and Video Processing
On Monday, April 29th DC ACM was privileged to host Dr. Larry Davis, Professor at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. His presentation, “Computer Vision: UAVs and Video Processing,” chronicled just how far the field has come since it began in the mid 20th century.
Dr. Davis shared that computer vision technology was initially motivated by the problems facing the postal service in sorting mail. Optical character recognition was developed for postal service applications to address problems of data segmentation, representation, character recognition, and matching. Through this technology postal services were able to automatically sort addresses and packages of all kinds. Computer vision technology enabled the recognition of cursive, characters, logos, stamps, text, and different forms of handwriting.
Successes in the field of computer vision were achieved in other industries as well. In medicine, the ability of retina scans…
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