Teaching Robots to See With Javascript

Accepted Session
Long Form
Scheduled: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 10:00 – 11:45am in B301


Computer Vision, Javascript, and Flying Drones.


As we start to use javascript to control quadrocopters and robots, it becomes
important that they can see with images from cameras onboard.

In this talk we’ll take a step back and look at the field of computer vision;
look at some of the exciting practical problems that can be solved with CV
techniques, and look at how we can do this with javascript.

Whether it’s detecting and recognising faces, building a picture of
surroundings from a video stream, or tracking shapes, we’ll look at how we can
make our javascript programs see.

Speaking experience

Some, but limited. Here is a very old video of a talk I did at a meetup: http://vimeo.com/3770381

Not given this talk before, but am submitting it at other conferences.