François Berry

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DreamCam is a modular smart camera constructed with the use of an FPGA like main processing board. The core of the camera is an Altera Cyclone-III associated with a CMOS imager and six private Ram blocks. The main novel feature of our work consists in proposing a new smart camera architecture and several modules (IP) to efficiently extract and sort the(More)
Smart camera networks raise challenging issues in many fields of research, including vision processing, communication protocols, distributed algorithms or power management. The ever increasing resolution of image sensors entails huge amounts of data, far exceeding the bandwidth of current networks and thus forcing smart camera nodes to process raw data into(More)
Neither of the classical visual servoing approaches, position-based and image-based, are completely satisfactory. In position-based visual servoing the trajectory of the robot is well stated, but the approach suffers mainly from the image features going out of the visual field of the cameras. On the other hand, image-based visual servoing has been found(More)
Processing images to extract useful information in real-time is a complex task, dealing with large amounts of iconic data and requiring intensive computation. Smart cameras use embedded processing to save the host system from the low-level processing load and to reduce communication flows and overheads. Field programmable devices present special interest(More)
In computer vision and more particularly in vision processing, the impressive evolution of algorithms and the emergence of new techniques dramatically increase algorithm complexity. In this paper, a novel FPGA-based architecture dedicated to active vision (and more precisely early vision) is proposed. Active vision appears as an alternative approach to deal(More)
We describe a spatio-temporal triangulation method to be used with rolling shutter cameras. We show how a single pair of rolling shutter images enables the computation of both structure and motion of rigid moving objects. Starting from a set of point correspondences in the left and right images, we introduce the velocity and shutter characteristics in the(More)
We introduce CAPH, a new domain-specific language (DSL) suited to the implementation of stream-processing applications on field programmable gate arrays (FPGA). \caph relies upon the actor/dataflow model of computation. Applications are described as networks of purely dataflow actors exchanging tokens through unidirectional channels. The behavior of each(More)
We have been interested in a visual servoing system for several years. Visual servoing is based on an array of measurements taken from a set of images and used each time as an error function to compute a control vector. This is applied to the system (robot and camera) and makes it move in order to reach a desired situation, at the end of the task, directly(More)