Parallel integration of vision modules

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Science  21 Oct 1988:
Vol. 242, Issue 4877, pp. 436-440
DOI: 10.1126/science.3175666


Computer algorithms have been developed for several early vision processes, such as edge detection, stereopsis, motion, texture, and color, that give separate cues to the distance from the viewer of three-dimensional surfaces, their shape, and their material properties. Not surprisingly, biological vision systems still greatly outperform computer vision programs. One of the keys to the reliability, flexibility, and robustness of biological vision systems is their ability to integrate several visual cues. A computational technique for integrating different visual cues has now been developed and implemented with encouraging results on a parallel supercomputer.

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