Colour sight probed

March 6, 1998

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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