Adaptive Hybrid Picture Coding. Volume 1.
Final rept. 1 Oct 83-30 Sep 84,
ARKANSAS UNIV FAYETTEVILLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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With the introduction and proliferation of computers into all facets of the work place and the home environment, a new awareness of the capabilities and short-comings of the computer for various tasks has been found. The computer has proven very useful in performing repetitive, mundane tasks in offices and manufacturing process control environments, but lack of a good real-worldcomputer interface prohibits many uses. Presently a computers input connections to the real-world consist mainly of a keyboard and in some instances joysticks, graphics pads, light pens, and other sensors of the physical world. Recent research into this interface has provided the computer with ears, that is to say speech recognition. Not only can the computer hear, but it can also act upon human voice commands and speech. A voice and associated language generation has also recently become a reality. The computer can generate syntactically correct language and then change this into intelligible human sounding speech. Perhaps the most important, and by far the most complex, interface would be the one which gives the computer eyes or sight. Providing the computer with eyes and vision opens new realms for computer automation that in the past were either too difficult to perform blindly or completely impossible.
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