Visual Tracking of Real World Objects

Unknown author (1975-07)

This report describes research done at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Support for the laboratory's artificial intelligence research is provided in part by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense under Office of Naval Research contract N00014-75C-0643.

Working Paper

This paper describes the progress made towards tracking an object visually using a PIN diode attached to a dual mirror deflection system which enables the PIN diode to "optically point" to any position in two-space. A helium neon laser equipted with a similar mirror deflection system was used to point at the object being tracked. Actual objects tracked include a hand, a bouncing ping pong ball, and a white center on a black target attached to a moving metronome.