IRIS-96-349

Object Description and Recognition in Complex Environments
Annual Technical Report
Grant No. F49620-95-1-0457

Ram Nevatia

This report summarizes research for Grant No. F49620-93-1-0620 for the 12 months from April 1995 to March 1996.

Our research covers a broad range of separate tasks in image understanding, but the different tasks are highly inter-related and share many common techniques. The long term goal is to develop generic vision systems, that is, systems capable of working in a variety of domains, or at least capable of being reconfigured rapidly to do so. Such systems are needed to reduce the cost of developing highly tailored systems for each task, and to achieve robust performance for even a single task if the imaging conditions change significantly.