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Real-time motion detection using an analog VLSI zero-crossing chip
Author(s): Wyeth Bair; Christof Koch
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Paper Abstract

The authors have designed and tested a one-dimensional 64 pixel, analog CMOS VLSI chip which localizes intensity edges in real-time. This device exploits on-chip photoreceptors and the natural filtering properties of resistive networks to implement a scheme similar to and motivated by the Difference of Gaussians (DOG) operator proposed by Marr and Hildreth (1980). The chip computes the zero-crossings associated with the difference of two exponential weighting functions and reports only those zero-crossings at which the derivative is above an adjustable threshold. A real-time motion detection system based on the zero- crossing chip and a conventional microprocessor provides linear velocity output over two orders of magnitude of light intensity and target velocity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1473, Visual Information Processing: From Neurons to Chips, (9 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45541
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Wyeth Bair, California Institute of Technology and Hughes Artificial Intelligence Ctr. (United States)
Christof Koch, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1473:
Visual Information Processing: From Neurons to Chips
Bimal P. Mathur; Christof Koch, Editor(s)

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