Title: From Living Eyes to Seeing Machines
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: 1997
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very good
Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 288 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # ABE.0020245
Synopsis: Anyone who has watched a kangaroo bounding rapidly through a dense forest, or seen a falcon swooping down to catch a field mouse knows that the animal kingdom has evolved fast, reliable, and precise visual systems. A fly evading a swat and executing a flawless landing on the rim of a teacup is the result of such a system. If animals are using clever short-cuts to vision and navigation, can they be exploited for other applications, such as robot design and novel algorithms? This book explores that possibility; the articles, written by scientists from evolutionary biology to computer science, are written with minimal technical jargon and invite a fresh approach to an area normally dominated by engineering methods.
About the Author: Mandyam V. Srinivasan, Professor of Visual Sciences; Director of the Australian National University's Centre for Visual Science, Australian National University Research School of Biological Sciences. S. Venkatesh, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Curtin University of Technology.
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