Machine Vision OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Computer Science Course on Machine Vision by MIT

Published Jan 29, 2009

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Students using 'Machine Vision,' a free OpenCourseWare offered through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will learn how to use an image to create a symbolic description of an environment. This course, which is offered on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, is a program of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT, located in Cambridge, MA.

Machine Vision: Course Specifics

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Machine Vision: Course Description

Topics covered in this free OpenCourseWare from MIT include analog VLSI, binary image processing, computational vision, image formation, motion vision, object representation alignment, photogrammetry and shape from shading and gradient. Students also explore applications to robotics as well as intelligent machine interaction. Those who take the graduate version of 'Machine Vision' are required to write a term paper on a topic related to the course material. MIT Professor Berthold Horn leads this class and authored many of the related readings, including the primary textbook, 'Robot Vision.' A Persian translation is available for this course, which is offered through the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Some related readings, lecture notes, several assignments with solutions and two take-home exams with solutions are available for free online. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the Machine Vision course page.

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