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Wilson’s Websites brings you the latest information on what’s new on the web. To accomplish this, we provide links to tutorial information, hardware or software product developments, product database information, technical articles, associations, and on-line magazines. If you or your company would like to be considered for Wilson’s Websites, please contact Andy Wilson at andyw@pennwell.com.

European research

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ERCIM-the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics-aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase cooperation with European industry.

Computational vision


Research at the California Institute of Technology includes analyzing image sequences, calculating the shape and physical properties of surfaces, and determining position and motion relationships of rigid and deformable bodies in a scene.

Machine vision

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Infotech Oulu consists of groups carrying out research in various fields including machine vision. Its purpose is to promote long-term research and training in information technology.

System design


Applied Kinetics develops autocollimators, machine vision, and specialized product-manipulation systems using custom software.

Smart spacecraft

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The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Machine Vision Group provides NASA with knowledge about automated image interpretation and imaging sensors, high-speed target tracking, passive stereo range imaging, precision landing, and landing hazard avoidance for smart spacecraft.

Sensors and vision


Keyence Sensors Measurement and Vision catalog, a desktop reference for sensors, vision systems, and measuring instruments, can be ordered on-line.

Neat vision

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NeatVision is a free Java-based image-analysis and software-development environment that provides access to a range of image-processing algorithms using a graphical interface.

Shape recognition


Foveola 2.2 software includes a graphical shape-database management tool, sample shape databases, and a C developer’s toolkit. A free evaluation package is available.



Web site presents the powerful wavelet-based image-compression method called Set Partitioning in Hierarchical Trees (SPIHT), a useful method for progressive transmission of images.

Image analysis


ImageWarp is an image-analysis, processing, and editing software that uses a graphical development environment.

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