Image Understanding and Computer Vision
Dr. Kanade’s area of
research and expertise has been in the field of computer vision, a field that
studies and perfects how computers sense their surroundings. As a doctoral
Through his research in image understanding [37pp], Dr. Kanade has furthered the development of a systematic analysis method for vision comprehension. His work has developed methods of computer understanding of images [27pp] from a more computational approach rather than trying to construct a biological method of image interpretation. This development has led to research in three dimensional recoveries of two dimensional images, such as terrain mapping [10pp] that can be modeled into a three dimensional image for robotic navigation and work on the development of a stereo camera [12pp] that allows for true three dimensional images to be captured. His work on vision carries over into many different fields of robotics and serves as the core for most of his contributions to the field.
J. Dustin Williams, University/Heinz Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University