FALCON Object Recognition System / News: Recent posts

Current Status--project is still alive!

Yes, this project is still alive, if not very active at the moment.

I am currently working on a complete rewrite of this system, dubbed the Falcon II. The rewrite will focus more on color insensitive object detection and classification, and less on the old color-based classification scheme of the Falcon I.

You should start to see new code for the Falcon II in the Subversion repository in the next few months, however it will be some time before the new system is ready for a technology preview.... read more

Posted by Timothy Pearson 2008-01-24

Migrating to Virtex-II Platform

Due to consistent hardware timing and space issues with the Spartan-3 boards I am moving the active development branch of the project over to a Virtex-II.

The latest stable release of the FALCON itself is v1.002; anything other than that will simply be a bugfix release. The active development branch will head off in a different direction, namely to provide full texture and shape based object recognition, as well as depth perception, at real-time speeds. Henceforth that branch shall be called the FALCON II.... read more

Posted by Timothy Pearson 2007-07-18

Migration to SourceForge complete!

The FALCON Object Recogntion System, a fast, accurate FPGA-based solution to robotic object recogntion, has been migrated to SourceForge.

Along with the migration comes a new release, v1.004 ALPHA, aimed at vision developers. It adds an uplink port to the base FALCON system that allows an additional FPGA to perform further processing, especially allowing the use of the FALCON's edge detection abilities for another purpose.

Posted by Timothy Pearson 2007-06-30