On perceptual advantages of eye-head active control

  • Enrico Grosso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 801)


The paper presents a theoretical study on the perceptual advantages related to the active control of a binocular vision system. In particular the presentation focuses on the process of improving perception, a task strategically important in humans and many vertebrates. The analysis is based on an anthropomorphic system; the sensitivity of the transformation from world to camera coordinates is used as a cost function for driving the movements of the eye-head system. The control strategy obtained in this way allows to formally motivate, outside of a purely behavioral context, some relevant aspects of the biological vision like fixation, vergence and eye-head compensation.


robot vision eye-head coordination vision based control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enrico Grosso
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  1. 1.DIST, Department of Communication, Computer and System SciencesUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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