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ZDNet UK: Intel gives PCs eyes with open-source software

Dec 12, 2001, 19:13 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Lemos)

[ Thanks to Malcolm Davis for this link. ]

"Intel has updated its open-source software to help computers use two cameras in the same way that people use their eyes to recognise objects and gain depth perception, the company said on Tuesday.

The update came out of Intel's research lab in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. The lab's software library, dubbed OpenCV, allows a variety of groups interested in computer vision -- from toy makers to industry robotics manufacturers to face-recognition software developers -- to use a single, common set of program functions.

The library's source is accessible to the public and can be used royalty free. In the year since the original toolkit's release, Intel said, more than 75,000 copies have been downloaded and 2,000 people have registered with the OpenCV group."

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