Computer vision

Science  13 Sep 1991:
Vol. 253, Issue 5025, pp. 1249-1254
DOI: 10.1126/science.1891713


The field of computer vision is devoted to discovering algorithms, data representations, and computer architectures that embody the principles underlying visual capabilities. This article describes how the field of computer (and robot) vision has evolved, particularly over the past 20 years, and introduces its central methodological paradigms.