Invited Review Paper

[OPTICAL REVIEW Vol. 21, No. 6 (2014) 875-882]
© 2014 The Japan Society of Applied Physics

Architectures and Applications of High-Speed Vision

Yoshihiro WATANABE1*, Hiromasa OKU2†, and Masatoshi ISHIKAWA1‡

1University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
2Gunma University, Kiryu, Gunma 376-8515, Japan

(Received June 4, 2014; Accepted August 26, 2014)

With the progress made in high-speed imaging technology, image processing systems that can process images at high frame rates, as well as their applications, are expected. In this article, we examine architectures for high-speed vision systems, and also dynamic image control, which can realize high-speed active optical systems. In addition, we also give an overview of some applications in which high-speed vision is used, including man–machine interfaces, image sensing, interactive displays, high-speed three-dimensional sensing, high-speed digital archiving, microvisual feedback, and high-speed intelligent robots.

Key words: visual feedback, dynamics matching, target tracking, gesture recognition, three-dimensional sensing, dynamic image control, intelligent robot

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