Faculty Advisor

Torres-Jara, Eduardo


The scope of this work is centered on real time and active systems. An active system is desired, as a more robust system is needed for robust vision where we can implement algorithms that are non-dependent on illumination. There are four degrees of freedom from the optical point of view, zoom, focus, light filtering and motion. Motion is addressed because it is less dependent on illumination for applications such as detecting edges. The work presented here is based on using image subtraction to detect changes in motion between two frames in black and white. When looped, this effectively presents any motion detected in the viewing window of the camera. To further apply this concept, the detection is done with the moving of the camera ...


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012


Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Computer Science