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TINA Memos: Human and Machine Vision




These memos contain work which describe our ideas for a methodological approach to the construction of machine vision systems. This methodology is illustrated by work on specific algorithmic modules as embodied in the software of the Tina vision libraries (and integrated stereo vision system). In addition we present our attempts to understand aspects of the human vision system and ideas for future research direction.

Memo Index

Number Title Authors File Updated
1987-001 TINA: The Sheffield AIVRU Vision System. J. Porrill, S.B. Pollard, T.P. Pridmore, J.B. Bowen, J.E.W. Mayhew and J.P. Frisby. pdf 26/02/09
1991-001 Designing a Layered Network for Context Sensitive Pattern Classification. Neil A. Thacker, John E. W. Mayhew. pdf 13/11/07
1991-002 Optimal Combination of Stereo Camera Calibration from Arbitrary Stereo Images. N.A.Thacker and J.E.W.Mayhew. pdf 08/09/05
1992-001 Combining the Opinions of Several Early Vision Modules using a Multi-Layer Perceptron. D M Booth, N A Thacker, J E W Mayhew and M K Pidcock pdf 30/08/12
1992-002 Online Stereo Camera Calibration. Neil A. Thacker and Patrick Courtney. pdf 13/11/07
1992-003 Pairwise Representations of Shape A.C.Evans, N.A.Thacker and J.E.W.Mayhew. pdf 11/07/07
1993-001 Statistical Analysis of a Stereo Matching Algorithm. N.A.Thacker and P.Courtney. pdf 16/10/04
1993-002 A Practical View Based 3D Object Recognition System. A.C.Evans, N.A.Thacker and J.E.W.Mayhew. pdf 11/07/07
1994-001 Tutorial: Overview of Stereo Matching Research. R.A.Lane and N.A.Thacker. pdf 11/12/07
1994-002 A Correlation Chip for Stereo Vision. R.A.Lane and N.A.Thacker. pdf 11/12/07
1994-003 Using a Switchable Model Kalman Filter. A.J.Lacey, N.A.Thacker and N.L.Seed. pdf 11/12/07
1995-001 Specification and Design of a General Purpose Image Processing Chip. N.A.Thacker, P.Courtney, S.N.Walker, S.J.Evans and R.B.Yates. pdf 11/12/07
1995-002 Calibrating a 4 DOF Stereo Head. N. A. Thacker pdf 11/12/07
1995-003 Invariance Network Architecture. A.J.Lacey, N. A. Thacker and N.L.Seed pdf 11/12/07
1995-004 Assessing the Completeness Properties of Pairwise Geometric Histograms. N.A.Thacker, P.A.Riocreux, and R.B.Yates. pdf 11/12/07
1995-1998 Tina Algorithms's Guide: (Beyond Geometric Vision....) Neil Thacker. pdf 13/11/07
1996-001 Algorithmic Modelling for Performance Evaluation. N.A.Thacker, P.Courtney and A.Clark. pdf 11/12/07
1996-002 Tutorial: The Likelihood Interpretation of the Kalman Filter. N.A.Thacker, A.J.Lacey. pdf 11/12/07
1996-003 Tutorial: Algorithms For 2-Dimensional Object Recognition. A.Ashbrook and N.A.Thacker. pdf 11/12/07
1996-004 Robust Recognition of Scaled Shapes Using Pairwise Geometric Histograms. A.P.Ashbrook, N.A.Thacker, P.I.Rockett and C.I.Brown. pdf 11/12/07
1997-001 The Bhattacharyya Metric as an Absolute Similarity Measure for Frequency Coded Data. N. A. Thacker, F. J. Aherne and P. I. Rockett pdf 26/02/09
1997-002 Supervised Learning Extensions to the CLAM Network. N. A. Thacker, I.A.Abraham and P.Courtney. pdf 11/12/07
1997-003 Tutorial: Supervised Neural Networks in Machine Vision. N. A. Thacker. pdf 11/12/07
1997-005 Speechreading Using Probabilistic Models J. Luettin and N.A.Thacker. pdf 13/11/07
1999-002 A Feature Representation for Map Building and Path Planning. N.A.Thacker and A. J. Harris. pdf 13/11/07
1999-003 Error Modelling of Stereo Vision Data. A.Harris, N.A.Thacker. pdf 26/02/09
2000-002 Solving Shape Based Object Recognition from a Computational Standpoint - Practical and Physiological Constraints. N.A.Thacker. pdf 18/01/08
2000-009 An Evaluation of the Performance of RANSAC Algorithms for Stereo Camera Calibration A. J. Lacey, N. Pinitkarn and N. A. Thacker pdf 26/02/09
2001-004 Design of a Visual System for Detecting Natural Events by the use of an Independent Visual Estimate: A Human Fall Detector P. A. Bromiley, P. Courtney and N.A. Thacker pdf 10/02/09
2001-006 What is Intelligence?: Generalised Serial Problem Solving. N. A. Thacker, A.J.Lacey and P.Courtney. pdf 06/05/09
2001-007 Performance Characterisation in Computer Vision: The Role of Statistics in Testing and Design. P. Courtney and N.A.Thacker. pdf 26/02/09
2001-011 The Evolution of the TINA Stereo Vision Sub-System A. J. Lacey, N. A. Thacker, P. Courtney and S. Crossley pdf 21/02/09
2001-012 TINA 2001: The Closed Loop 3D Model Matcher A. J. Lacey, N. A. Thacker, P. Courtney and S. B. Pollard pdf 14/02/09
2001-015 Colour Image Segmentation by Non-Parametric Density Estimation in Colour Space P. A. Bromiley, N.A.Thacker and P. Courtney pdf 14/02/09
2002-005 An Empirical Design Methodology for the Construction of Machine Vision Systems. N.A.Thacker, A.J.Lacey, P.Courtney and G. S. Rees pdf 15/07/08
2002-009 Using Quantitative Statistics for the Construction of Machine Vision Systems. N.A.Thacker pdf 13/11/06
2003-006 Characterisation of a Stereo Matching and Object Location System G. A. Buonaccorsi, A. J. Lacey, N. A. Thacker pdf 12/02/09
2003-009 Improving Accuracy, Robustness and Computational Efficiency in 3D Computer Vision S.Crossley, N.L.Seed, N.A.Thacker and P.A.Ivey pdf 16/07/04
2003-012 The Derivation of Orientation-Invariant Shape Representation in Visual Object Recognition. E.C.Leek, S.J.Johnston,C.J.Atherton, N. A. Thacker, S.Danziger and A.Jackson. pdf 12/02/09
2004-012 Tutorial: Computing 2D and 3D Optical Flow. J.L.Barron and N.A.Thacker. pdf 13/11/07
2004-014 Funtional Contribution of Medial Pre-Cortex to Visuo-Spatial Transformation. S.J.Johnston, E.C.Leek, N. A. Thacker, and A.Jackson. pdf 11/12/07
2004-015 Functional Specialisation in Human Premotor Cortex: Visuo-Spatial Transformation in Pre-SMA During 2D Image Transformation. E.C.Leek, S.J.Johnston, C.J.Atherton, N. A. Thacker, and A.Jackson. pdf 12/04/05
2005-006 Curve Fitting and Image Potentials: A Unification within the Likelihood Framework. N.A.Thacker. pdf 14/05/10
2005-009 A Guide to Best Practices. N. A. Thacker, A. F. Clark, J. Barron, R. Beveridge, C. Clark, P. Courtney, W.R. Crum, V. Ramesh pdf 17/04/08
2005-011 Comparing the Performance of Least-Squares Estimators: when is GTLS Better than LS? A. Nayak, E. Trucco and N.A. Thacker pdf 13/11/07
2006-002 A Statistical Framework for Detection of Connected Features Sasirekha Palaniswamy, Neil A Thacker and Chris P Klingenberg pdf 26/02/09
2006-006 Tutorial: A Critical Assessment of the Use of Riemann Manifolds for Shape Analysis. N.A. Thacker. pdf 12/11/10
2006-007 Quantitative Verification of Projected Views Using a Power Law Model of Feature Detection Simon Coupe and Neil Thacker pdf 12/06/14
2006-008 Statistical Principles for Selection of Computer Vision Algorithms as Modules for Visual Perception - Show Me the Errors. N. A. Thacker and P. A. Bromiley. pdf 22/08/12
2007-001 Retinal Sampling, Feature Detection and Saccades; ~ A Statistical Perspective. Neil Thacker and Charles Leek. pdf 13/11/07
2007-007 Automatic Identification of Morphometric Landmarks in Digital Images. Sasirekha Palaniswamy, Neil A Thacker and Christian Peter Klingenberg. pdf 13/11/07
2007-011 A Methodology for Constructing View-Dependent Wireframe Models. S. Coupe, N. A. Thacker and P.A.Bromiley. pdf 20/05/08
2008-001 Visual Intelligence: The Series. Neil A. Thacker. pdf 11/12/07
2008-004 A Statistical Interpretation of Non-Local Means N.A. Thacker, J.V. Manjon and P.A. Bromiley pdf 25/09/10
2008-006 Automated Landmark Extraction in Digital Images Sasirekha Palaniswamy, Neil.A.Thacker, Christian Peter Klingenberg. pdf 29/08/08
2008-007 Automatic Identification System for Morphometric Landmarks. Sasirekha Palaniswamy, Neil A Thacker and Christian Peter Klingenberg. pdf 22/07/08
2008-010 Useful Image Processing Methods. Neil A Thacker. pdf 22/01/16
2009-003 Dual Component Linear Interpolation of View Spheres. N. A. Thacker, S.Coupe and P.A.Bromiley pdf 11/07/13
2009-005 The Current Status of Pairwise Geometric Histograms S. Coupe pdf 29/07/09
2009-009 Machine Learning of Projected 3D Shape S. N. Coupe pdf 09/04/10
2010-001 Quantification of `The Texture Analysis Problem.' P. Tar, N. A. Thacker pdf 28/01/10
2010-002 Seminar: A Quantitative Methodology for Design of Computer Vision Algorithms. N. A. Thacker pdf 14/06/11
2010-003 The Merits of 2D View vs. 3D Based Model Matching. N. A. Thacker and S.Coupe. pdf 11/07/13
2010-004 Automatic Morphological Landmark Location using Local Image Patch Registration P.A. Bromiley, H. Ragheb and N.A. Thacker pdf 26/10/10
2010-005 Automated Planetary Image Analysis and Associated Literature Paul Tar pdf 22/08/12
2010-011 The Application of Appearance Models to Martian Impact Craters Paul Tar pdf 26/10/10
2011-002 A Quantitative Representation for the Segmentation of Martian Images P. Tar, N.A. Thacker. pdf 15/02/11
2011-005 Towards a Quantitative Analysis of Martian Terrains P.Tar and N.A.Thacker pdf 01/10/11
2011-007 Bending Energy, Procrustes Distance ... or Neither? N.A. Thacker pdf 12/10/16
2011-009 Estimating Anisotropic Measurement Errors on Landmarks; Extension from 2D to 3D. Hossein Ragheb, Neil.A.Thacker. pdf 13/12/11
2012-001 Morphometric Shape Analysis with Measurement Covariance Estimates. Hossein Ragheb, Neil.A.Thacker, Paul Bromiley, Anja Schunke, Diethard Tautz. pdf 02/06/12
2012-004 A Quantitative Approach to the Analysis of Planetary Terrains. P.D.Tar, N.A.Thacker, M.A.Jones and J.D.Gilmour. pdf 07/09/12
2013-003 Quantitative Shape Analysis with Weighted Covariance Estimates for Increased Statistical Efficiency. Hossein Ragheb, Neil A.Thacker pdf 06/04/13
2013-004 Semi-automatic Landmark Point Annotation for Geometric Morphometrics P.A. Bromiley, A.C. Schunke, H. Ragheb, N.A. Thacker and D. Tautz pdf 07/09/13
2013-008 Quantitative Planetary Image Analysis via Machine Learning. Paul Tar pdf 15/10/14
2014-001 Coalescence and Refinement of Moon Zoo Crater Annotations. P.D.Tar and N.A. Thacker. pdf 20/05/14
2014-002 Quantitation of False Positives Within Moon Zoo Crater Annotations. P.D.Tar and N.A. Thacker. pdf 20/05/14
2014-005 Negative Calibration for Citizen Science Crater Data. Paul D. Tar, N.A. Thacker. pdf 29/10/14
2014-008 Understanding and Reducing Crater Counting Errors in Citizen Science Data and the Need for Standardisation. P.D. Tar, N.A. Thacker, Others plus MoonZoo team. pdf 24/06/15
2014-009 Automated Quantitative Measurements and Associated Error Covariances for Planetary Image Analysis. P.D. Tar, N.A. Thacker, J.D. Gilmour, M.A. Jones. pdf 23/06/15
2015-001 Improving the Stability of MRI Parameter Estimates using Regional Sub-Sampling S.V. Notley and N.A. Thacker pdf 23/10/15
2015-004 Simulation of a 3D Vision-Based Robotic System Jingduo Tian pdf 26/03/15
2015-007 Simulation of Wire-frame Object Representations for a 3D Robotic Vision System. Jingduo Tian, Neil Thacker and Alexandru Stancu. pdf 24/06/15
2016-005 Quantitative Optimisation of a Vision-based Robotic Localisation and Navigation Algorithm. Jingduo Tian pdf 06/04/16
2016-009 Estimating Noise Models for Arbitrary Images. N. A. Thacker, S. Deepaisarn and A. McMahon. pdf 29/04/16
2016-012 A Monte-Carlo Simulation for Optimising a Stereo Vision Based Robotic System. Jingduo Tian, Neil Thacker and Alexandru Stancu. pdf 16/11/16
2016-013 Stereo Vision Based Autonomous Navigation for 3-DOF Systems in Unstructured Environments. Jingduo Tian, Neil Thacker and Alexandru Stancu. pdf 03/08/16

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