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"Analysis of Medical Images Based On Physics Models"
Prof. Michael Brady
BP Professor of Information Engineering
Oxford University, UK
Medical Vision Laboratory Web Page
Prof. Michael Brady's Web Page

We describe recent work on the detection of breast cancer using x-ray and contrast-enhanced MR mammography. We show that in order to build robust, reliable programs that can be used routinely in the clinic, it is necessary to develop physics-based models of image formation. We demonstrate very promising results in both cases.
"An Expectation-based, Multi-focal Saccadic Vision System for vehicle guidance - (EMS-Vision)"
Prof. Ernst D. Dickmanns
ISF, Federal Armed Forces University, Munich (UniBwM)
Prof. Ernst D. Dickmanns' Web Page

Based on a decade of experience with bifocal vision systems in real traffic situations the new system has been designed. It consists of at least three (better four) cameras mounted fixed relative to each other on a highly dynamic pan and tilt platform with the capability of inertial stabilization, smooth pursuit and fast saccades. The overall system design, its realization with off-the-shelf PC hardware and its applications to road vehicle guidance will be discussed.
"Development of Vision Guided Autonomous Systems: Interaction of Real-Time Vision and Control"
Prof. Takeo Kanade
U. A. and Helen Whitaker Professor of Computer Science
Director of the Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Prof. Takeo Kanade's Web Page

Development of real-time vision systems for controlling fast autonomous systems presents challenges not only for developing capable vision algorithms but also for making them work in concert with control of a physical system which has its own dynamics. This class of system (for which I coin the phrase a real real-time system) requires special care with regard to latency, bandwidth, reliability, system dynamics model, and fusion of multi-modal sensors. I will discuss the two such systems developed at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University: Navlab and Robocopter. The CMU Navlab Project has a long history of development, and so far ten systems have been built; most recently, many advanced capabilities, including lane following, obstacle detection by sensor fusion, lane change, blind-spot detection, and tracking a car in front of the vehicle, have been integrated into a single system. The CMU Robocopter, equipped with multiple cameras, laser scanner, GPS, gyros, INS, and multi-DSP computers, can now stably take off, land, and free-fly while observing the ground below and tracking objects by a real-time vision system.
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