2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014)
OMNIVIS: The 12th Workshop on Non-classical Cameras, Camera Networks and Omnidirectional Vision
In the last decade, omnidirectional sensors have been a key technology in the development of visual perception. The introduction of affordable omnidirectional sensors, such as fisheye cameras, has contributed to the advancement of the use of these vision systems in practical applications, for example in the automotive industry and in combination with UAVs. More recently, new types of non-conventional cameras, such as lenslet cameras, which are a combination of multiple micro lens with multiple sensors in a sensor array, imitating a fly's eye; light field cameras, also known as plenoptic cameras from which depth information can be extracted by analyzing the image parts that are not in focus; and dynamic vision sensors, which process only the local pixel-level changes caused by movement in the scene, instead of acquiring entire images, have appeared. These type of sensors present interesting properties that should be explored by the robotics and computer vision communities.
One of the foremost communities for advancing the use of novel sensors is OMNIVIS, also known as the Workshop on Non-Classical Cameras, Camera Networks and Omnidirectional Vision. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics including camera networks, non-classical sensors, such as lenslet cameras, dynamic vision systems and light field cameras, camera calibration, structure-from-motion and SLAM.
The workshop is open to both the computer vision community and the robotics community and hopes to build on the synergies that have developed between the two in the recent years.
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