Yiannis Aloimonos: The Geometry and Statistics of Vision and Action

It is becoming inceasingly clear that consideration of action is very important in both the analysis and synthesis of vision systems. I will argue that the meeting of vision and action happens at the level of the representations of space-time, where space also contains the agent. Then, using geometry and statistics I will derive constraints on these representations. These constraints have specific consequences on the system's cognitive architecture and the way in which navigation and recognition are accomplished, showing that current state of the art approaches are very limited. I will conclude with a short vision of the mind.