Interactive Tutorials for Machine Vision


We are developing interactive tutorials for machine vision algorithms for use in an instructional lab setting. By "interactive," we mean that users can change the data sets and parameters of the algorithms, and even the operation of the algorithms themselves, in real-time to see the effect on the output.

One of the projects is called the Virtual Vision Lab and it provides a simulated laboratory environment with two Puma 560 Robots. One of the robots has a CCD video camera and the other one a pneumatic parallel gripper.

The tutorial shows some basic principles of robotics, by guiding the user through a "pick and place task", which requires camera calibration.

We are currently adding an Optical Flow module to the tutorial.


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