I’m a book author now :)

Hello dear computer vision community! I was absent for a while. There were a lot of interesting things i did for these months. Unfortunately, i can’t tell about almost all of them due to signed NDA agreements. But there is one great thing i can share right now. Today i finished working on two chapters of “OpenCV Hotshots” book! This book is written with couple of authors, my part was about marker-based and marker-less augmented reality.

On answering reader questions

A question from intenet: Dear Ievgen, I’m researching the field of computer vision and object recognition in particular. I’m working for SENSUS in Amsterdam and we focus on social computing solutions for educational and health care sector. While researching and exploring I came up with a couple of simple questions that you might be able to help me with. I’m quite new to the concept of computer vision and only had some experience with simple blob tracking in OpenCV with use of OpenFrameworks.

OpenCV 2.3 is available

New major release of OpenCV library is coming. Release candidate is available for testing right now! Update = Opencv 2.3 has been released on 5 June. Update 2: Added precompiled binaries of iOS! Download OpenCV 2.3: Win32: http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-win/2.3/ Android: http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-android/2.3/OpenCV-2.3.0alpha1-android-bin.tar.bz2/download Unix: http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix/2.3/OpenCV-2.3.0.tar.bz2/download iOS: [download id=“4”] General Modifications and Improvements Buildbot-based Continuous Integration system is now continuously testing OpenCV snapshots. The status is available at http://buildbot.itseez.com OpenCV switched to Google Test (http://code.

Future of the Augmented Reality

Augmented reality technology grows rapidly for last two years. The huge potential this technology has not fully revealed. In the near future we expect appearance of large number of companies seeking to take a a new area in the market. More and more quality and exciting applications of augmented reality will appear. Want to know why? Statistics of search queries for “Augmented Reality” gives eloquent testimony about the growing interest for this technology.
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