Making science work for development

Understanding images in biological and computer vision

19 - 20 February
The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


Scientific discussion meeting organised by Dr Andrew Schofield, Professor Ales Leonardis, Professor Marina Bloj, Professor Iain D Gilchrist and Dr Nicola Bellotto.

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Object manipulation in a visually guided robot. (Copyright: Courtesy of University of Birmingham, all rights reserved)

Vision appears easy for biological systems but replicating such performance in artificial systems is challenging. Nonetheless we are now seeing artificial vision deployed in robots, cars, mobile and wearable technologies. Such systems need to interpret the world and act upon it much as humans do. This multi-disciplinary meeting will discuss recent advances at the junction of biological and computer vision.

Recorded audio of the presentations will be available on this page after the meeting has taken place. The schedule of talks and speaker biographies will be available shortly. Meeting papers will be published in a future issue of Interface Focus.

Attending the event

This meeting is intended for researchers in relevant fields.

  • Free to attend
  • Limited places, advanced registration is essential
  • An optional lunch can be purchased during registration

An evening poster session and drinks reception will be held following the close of the meeting on Monday 19 February 2018. Whilst the posters are free to view for all registered participants, the corresponding optional drinks reception is ticketed. Drinks reception tickets can be purchased in advance during registration.

Enquires: Contact the scientific [dot] meetingsatroyalsociety [dot] org (subject: Understanding%20images%20in%20biological%20and%20computer%20vision) (Scientific Programmes team).