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Title:Two approaches to a plug-and-play vision architecture - CAVIAR and Psyclone
Authors: Thor List ; Jose Carlos Bins ; Robert Fisher ; David Tweed ; Kristinn R. Thrisson
Date:Jul 2005
Publication Title:AAAI-05 Workshop on Modular Construction of Human-Like Intelligence
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Page Nos:16-23
This paper compares two solutions for human-like perception using two different modular plug-and-play frameworks, CAVIAR (List et al, 2005) and Psyclone (Thrisson et al, 2004, 2005a). Each uses a central point of configuration and requires the modules to be auto-descriptive, auto-critical and auto-regulative (Crowley and Reignier, 2003) for fully autonomous configuration of processing and dataflow. This allows new modules to be added to or removed from the system with minimal reconfiguration. CAVIAR uses a centralised global controller (Bins et al, 2005) whereas Psyclone supports a fully distributed control architecture. We implemented a computer vision-based human behaviour tracker for public scenes in the two frameworks. CAVIARs global controller uses offline learned knowledge to regulate module parameters and select between competing results whereas in Psyclone dynamic multi-level control modules adjust parameters, data and process flow. Each framework results in two very different solutions to control issues such as dataflow regulation and module substitution. However, we found that both frameworks allow easy incremental development of modular architectures with increasingly complex functionality. Their main differences lie in runtime efficiency and module interface semantics.
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author = { Thor List and Jose Carlos Bins and Robert Fisher and David Tweed and Kristinn R. Thrisson },
title = {Two approaches to a plug-and-play vision architecture - CAVIAR and Psyclone},
book title = {AAAI-05 Workshop on Modular Construction of Human-Like Intelligence},
year = 2005,
month = {Jul},
pages = {16-23},

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