Camsource is a modularized and multithreaded daemon for grabbing image frames from a video4linux device. It uses a simple yet powerful plugin system, which allows it to use the same grabbed images for multiple purposes at the same time. It features image filter plugins, which can be daisychained in the XML config file to modify the image before passing them to other plugins. Included plugins provide compatibility with camserv (multipart jpeg streams) and webcam_server, a local snapshot file writing module, and an FTP upload module, as well as basic image filtering (resizing, flipping, and rotating).
The main goal of the Cognitive Vision project is to improve the results of artificial intelligence. The current scope is to equip the abilities of the AIBO (robot dog of the Sony) to explore its environment and to recognize the local position (e.g. navigation in a room). The first trial is to use and develop image processing methods with a single webcam and to apply these techniques with AIBO.