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Wilson’s Websitesbrings 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.

Get a Java API

www.ia.hiof.no/~por/imageprocAPI/

This Java image processing API has been developed by the students and the lecturers at Østfold College, Norway. The image-processing classes may be downloaded by anyone for noncommercial use.

I love math!

Mathworld.wolfram.com

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If you like math, this is the site for you. MathWorld is a complete mathematical resource, assembled over more than a decade by Eric Weisstein with assistance from the mathematics and Internet communities.

Get Retinex

Dragon.larc.nasa.gov/retinex/

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Retinex image processing was originally developed for remote sensing of the Earth by researchers at NASA. Marketed by TruView Imaging, the software corrects underexposed dark areas of an image without affecting correctly exposed areas.

Cheap books

www.fetchbook.info

If you like to travel using Orbitz.com, then you’ll want to buy books with fetchbook.com. By comparing 107 bookstores and 60,000 sellers, you can locate new and used books, often at half-price.

Reasoning with uncertainty

www.cs.berkeley.edu/~russell/ai.html

This page links to more than 800 pages around the Web with information on artificial intelligence (AI). Subjects include an overview of AI, natural language programming, perception and robotics, and AI programming in C and Java.

Paper folding

www.ri.cmu.edu

Leading-edge work on robotics can be found on the site of Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University. You can take a look at some new developments in robotics, including a robot built for origami.

Market research

www.arcweb.com/research/auto/gpmv.asp
www.imagelabs.com/vsi/
www.the-infoshop.com/study/iz13731_euro_mv_hardware_toc.html

Many times I’m asked where to find data on the machine-vision market. Although you’ll have to pay for them, the three reports listed above are worth a look.

On-line demos

www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/project/cil/ftp/html/v-demos.html

The Computer Vision home page of the Computer Science Department, Carnegie Mellon University, has added a large collection of computer-vision on-line demos.

Driver heaven

www.driverheaven.net

Check out the latest PC hardware here. Driver Heaven’s evaluation team is already testing the latest PCI Express motherboards and graphics cards.

Fuzzy images

watfor.uwaterloo.ca/tizhoosh/fip.htm

Fuzzy set theory is the extension of conventional (crisp) set theory and has been applied to image processing by Hamid Tizhoosh of the University of Waterloo.

Imaging software

www.paxit.com

PAX-it software can be used to capture, organize, analyze, network, transmit, and print images. Applications include anatomical pathology, forensic science, and metallurgy.

Systems on chips

www.soccentral.com

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FormerComputer Design editor John Miklosz has emerged with one of the best sites on the Web for electronics engineers. EDA tools, FPGAs/CPLDs, PLDs, intellectual property, news, software, trade shows, Webcasts, and more than 1000 vendors are featured.

Industry standards

www.vsipl.org

VSIPL (Vector Signal Image Processing Library) is an application programming interface defined by an open standard developed by embedded signal- and image-processing hardware and software vendors.

Image fusion

www.equinoxsensors.com/

Equinox specializes in combining sensor technology with computer vision and image processing. The company’s latest product, the DVP-3000, is a video/IR color image fusion board that consumes less than 2 W.

A great tutorial

www.ph.tn.tudelft.nl/Courses/FIP/frames/fip.html

Image Processing Fundamentals is one of the best tutorials on the Web. Subjects covered include image sampling, noise, cameras, displays, algorithms, and image-processing techniques.

More on 1394

www.1394ta.org/

Looking for information on FireWire products? Check out the 1394 Trade Association for the latest news, products, technical specs, and working groups.

Programming in C

www.cuj.com/

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One of CMP’s magazine sites devoted to C/C++ programming, source code, an expert’s forum, development tools, and the C/C++ User’s Journal can all be found here.

Board the Express

www.pcisig.com/specifications/pciexpress

This site is all about PCI Express. There are data on compliance testing, specifications, a technical library, press releases, and PCI-SIG membership on the site.

Get a motherboard

www.motherboards.org/

Motherboards.org is one of the most comprehensive information sites about motherboards on the Web. So, if you’re going to build a PC-based system, a visit here first may help.

A new light

www.sentonics.com/

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Featured on this site are the company’s StroboLED II LEDs for machine vision that provide flash durations as short as 10 μs and up to 25,000 flashes per second.

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