"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."