Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
VISIONTRAIN : Computational and Cognitive Vision Systems: A Training European Network
Visiontrain (MRTN-CT-2004-005439 - duration: 1 May 2005 - 30 April 2009 ) addresses the problem of understanding vision from both computational and cognitive points of view. The research approach will be based on formal mathematical models and on the thorough experimental validation of these models. Under this framework we intend to reduce the gap that exists today between biological vision (which is by large not yet understood) and computer vision (which is biologically inspired and whose flexibility, robustness, and autonomy remain to be demonstrated). In order to achieve these ambitious goals, 11 academic partners plan to work cooperatively on a number of targeted research objectives: (i) computational theories and methods for low-level vision, (ii) motion understanding from image sequences, (iii) learning and recognition of shapes, objects, and categories, (iv) cognitive modelling of the action of seeing, and (v) functional imaging for observing and modelling brain activity ( web site: http://visiontrain.inrialpes.fr/ ).