On January 14, Dr. Gary Bradski gave a talk about Willow Garage‘s ROS and OpenCV at the IEEE RAS meeting. It was the first time this RAS meeting has over 60 people and the first time we held it in the brand new auditorium at the CMU Silicon Valley campus.
As the creator of OpenCV, Bradski is still driving new developments in OpenCV, especially with 5 full time programmers and additional part time folks helping out, and collaboration with others like Michael Black, contribution by David Lowe (though not SIFT). New developments include (but not limited to):
- stereo (dense stereo at 30Hz)
- 3D mapping
- improved optical flow
- learning algorithms incorporating random forest
- rewrite of SURF
One of Bradski’s application of these new development is to enable ROS to recognize doorknobs, which is still yet to be solved.
Bradski’s presentation is here.
Copyright (c) 2009 by Waiming Mok