Seminar - Opensource Computer Vision and Robotics

Gary BradskiOpenCV Foundation and Founder and CTO at Industrial Perception.
Vincent Rabaud, computer vision research engineer at Willow Garage.

October 15, 2012
9:15 - 13:30

Aula Magna, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale "Antonio Ruberti" - Sapienza Università di Roma
via Ariosto 25 Roma


The event has been co-organised by Cattid and the Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering and is meant to be a tutorial on two very popular open source software frameworks: OpenCV and ROS.

The first part of the tutorial will cover OpenCV, the Open Source Computer Vision library of programming functions for real time computer vision.

Given the growing interests in commercial applications of computer vision, the tutorial will provide some basics in OpenCV development for the most widespread mobile platform nowadays: Android.

The second part of the tutorial is dedicated to ROS (Robot Operating System), providing libraries and tools to help software developers create robot applications.

This tutorial is intended to be hands on. Attendees can bring their laptop with pre-installed software development kits. The specification of all the required software will be provided to the registered attendees.

We kindly ask those who plan attending the tutorial to fill the registration form here. This gives us the chance of communicating the software pre-requisities for the hands-on exercises.

Bio sketch.
Dr. Gary Rost Bradski is president and CEO of the OpenCV Foundation and Founder and CTO at Industrial Perception.

He is a Senior Scientist at Willow Garage, a robotics application incubator in Menlo Park. He also holds a joint appointment as Consulting Professor in Stanford University's Computer Sciences Department and has more than 50 publications, along with 13 issued patents and 18 pending. He brings more than 15 years of research and robotics experience to Willow Garage. Dr. Bradski is responsible for the Open Source Computer Vision Library (OpenCV) that is used globally in research, government and commercial applications, Earlier, Dr. Bradski organized the vision team for Stanley, the Stanford robot that won the DARPA Grand Challenge and more recently helped found the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Robot (STAIR) project under the leadership of Professor Andrew Ng.

Vincent Rabaud joined Willow Garage in January 2011 as a research engineer in computer vision. With a background in structure from motion his current focus is to teach a robot to recognize objects for grasping. Among other things, he is working on acquiring a database of household objects, developing 3D object recognition and fast feature detection on cellphones.

His research interests include 3D, tracking, face recognition and anything that involves underusing CPU's by feeding them very fast algorithms.

Dr. Rabaud completed his PHD at UCSD, advised by Professor Belongie. He also holds a MS in space mechanics and space imagery from SUPAERO and a BS/MS in optimization from the Ecole Polytechnique.