How the brain perceives colour is under study by scientists at Keele University to help improve image transfer on the Internet and develop robotic vision.
A team, led by Stephen Westland in the university's department of communications and neuroscience, will study human colour vision. Researchers hope to develop more efficient colour-signal processing systems to enable machines to emulate human sight performance.
Dr Westland said: "To develop machines with robotic vision, we need a model of such a machine. The human visual system is pretty good at what it does, and one way of building a model is to try to replicate the way the human visual system works." The team has a three-year, Pounds 147,000 grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. *See research papers
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