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Keywords Image processing, Internet, Machine vision
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/cil/ftp/html/vision.htmlCarnegie Mellon University Computer Vision Homepage
Carnegie Mellon's computer vision pages are a huge resource for machine vision and image processing. The site references a myriad other relevant sites categorised under several different headings. "Vision groups" gives a comprehensive listing of active research groups around the world, "Hardware" gives access to purveyors of research systems and commercial products, "Software" to research code, image processing toolkits, display tools and synthetic data generators. In addition there are conferences and publications (including references, papers and proceedings, books and tutorials and journals), links to sites offering demonstration facilities and a host of other related links, FAQs, newsgroups and archives. One page of note is that allocated to test images, a list of accessible image resources to prevent having to generate fresh images for research projects. Taken in the main from research organisations from all over the Web, the collection includes stereo images, medical images, faces, fingerprints and a host of others in a variety of formats. The site has its own search engine, and given that it is maintained completely up to date, this is probably the place to start for looking for information on computer vision and imaging.
http://www-ismv.ic.ornl.gov/The Image Science and Machine Vision (ISMV) Group Oak Ridge National Laboratory
The ISMV group is one of 13 research and development groups in the instrumentation and controls division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The ISMV conducts pure and applied research in the areas of machine vision and perception. Some of the topics being worked on include spatial signature analysis, fingerprint analysis currency inspection among others. At their Web site there is information about the laboratory and its aims and goals, some detailed project information including publications of the group available in full at the site in addition to other references.
http://www.amara.com/current/wavelet.htmlAmara's Wavelet Page
Amara Graps is a researcher and writer in the field of astronomical physics. Her own Web site makes an interesting destination for a visit, but perhaps the most useful resource there is the renowned introduction to wavelets and accompanying software based on Matlab algorithms and functions.
A commercial site for vision equipment from Subtechnique, distributors and integrators of industrial video and machine vision systems. The pages offer the usual company information and includes lists of their extensive range of machine vision products, listed either by manufacturer or type. Although some of the site is unfortunately under construction, there is a good page of machine vision links to other Web sites.
Optimas Corporation is a leading provider of PC Windows-based machine vision and image analysis software and services for industrial, academic, and government markets worldwide. Their site offers product, service and company information, an FAQ for their products and a number of technical application notes. The "catapult" page offers more links into the realm of machine vision on the Web.
Claiming to be the world's most successful machine vision company in the world, Cognex's site gives an insight into the company's history, products and philosophy. There are some applications information pages and FAQs for their own specific product information, and a handful of links into other sites.
http://www.automated-imaging.org/Automated Imaging Association (AIA)
Founded in 1984, the AIA is the only trade association in North America organised specifically to serve machine vision suppliers and machine vision users. Key AIA activities include sponsorship of machine vision shows, machine vision conferences and workshops, and the publication of the annual Machine Vision Market Study. The Web site has a searchable supplier directory and event diary, and a list of the association's publications and library resources. Exhibition information, a list of the available training resources and a list of press releases complete the site.
http://www.khoral.com/Khoral Research Inc. (KRI)
KRI are the developers of the Khoros Pro 2000 visual prototyping environment which provides tools for image processing, numerical analysis and data visualisation. The Web pages have descriptions of the packages, downloads of evaluation versions of the software and user-contributed toolboxes in addition to the usual company information and data request facilities.
http://iris.usc.edu/Vision-Notes/bibliography/contents.htmlAnnotated Computer Vision Bibliography
This is a annotated bibliography of computer vision papers accumulated over a number of years. Papers are grouped into chapters and sections by general topic, although out of the 20,000 papers indexed there are only a few hundred available online. However a good start for a literature review.
http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~whelanp/proverbs/proverbs.htmlMachine Vision: Proverbs, Opinions and Folklore
A light-hearted list of observations, comments and suggestions based on the experiences of researchers at Dublin City University, directed at the machine vision community. Within the gentle humour directed at specifiers of systems, customers and part-time machine vision gurus there are some genuine pearls of wisdom.