Machine Vision Group

Making the computer see, as a human being would, is the ultimate goal of machine vision. This 40-year-old field of research has seen a few success stories such as face detection in cameras, optical character recognition for checks, fingerprint matching, autonomous desert driving, and breathtaking visual effects such as fly-around in the movie industry. However, the general computer vision problem is far from being solved. There are many areas which need substantial amount of work to be usefully changing the way we work. For example, autonomous urban driving using visual navigation, human behavior identification for surveillance and helping the elderly, calling a green field with children a playground using scene recognition, registering a tumor for image guided surgery and many other problems are far from being solved. There is, then, much work to be done to make the machine see as we do.

 

  Title, Description Principal Investigators Category Status
1 Computationally efficient implementation of video rectification in an FPGA for stereo vision applications: a stereo pair was built using OEM cameras Dr. Ranga Rodrigo Final-year thesis project Completed, published, 2010
2 Activity detection using a spatio-temporal model in dynamic scenes Dr. Ranga Rodrigo Graduate-level research In progress, one publication made, 2013
3 Vision-based expressway management system: advanced, real-time, viewpoint invariant license plate localization and recognition in low CCTV videos and information system Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, Dr. Jayathu Samarawickrama Final-year thesis project Completed, 2013
4 Visual simultaneous localization and mapping in dynamic environments Dr. Ajith Pasqual M.Sc. thesis project Completed, published, 2011
5 Real-time object tracking and surveillance using parallel computing architecture Dr. Jayathu Samarawickrama, Dr. Ajith Pasqual M.Sc. thesis project Near completion, one publication made, 2013
6 Multiple vehicle tracking along an expressway using multiple calibrated cameras Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, Dr. Jayathu Samarawickrama M.Phil. thesis project In progress, one publication accepted, 2013
7 Crowd source analysis in video analytics software Dr. Ranga Rodrigo, Dr. Ajith Pasqual Final-year thesis project In progress
8 Hardware implementation of motion blur removal Dr. Jayathu Samarawickrama Final-year thesis project Completed, published, 2012