TY - CHAP A1 - Mauricio Vanegas A2 - Manuela Chessa A3 - Fabio Solari A4 - Silvio Sabatini ED1 - Fabio Solari ED2 - Manuela Chessa ED3 - Silvio P. Sabatini Y1 - 2012-03-23 PY - 2012 T1 - Bio-Inspired Active Vision Paradigms in Surveillance Applications N2 - Vision plays a fundamental role for living beings by allowing them to interact with the environment in an effective and efficient way. The ultimate goal of Machine Vision is to endow artificial systems with adequate capabilities to cope with not a priori predetermined situations. To this end, we have to take into account the computing constraints of the hosting architectures and the specifications of the tasks to be accomplished, to continuously adapt and optimize the visual processing techniques. Nevertheless, by exploiting the low?cost computational power of off?the?shell computing devices, Machine Vision is not limited any more to industrial environments, where situations and tasks are simplified and very specific, but it is now pervasive to support system solutions of everyday life problems. BT - Machine Vision SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38872 DO - 10.5772/38872 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-31 ER -