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|Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)|
|Though it is fashionable to talk about the mind as a computer, a better description is that it is a pattern former/recognizer... The problem facing the computer scientist trying to equip a computer with vision is how to simulate this pattern creation/recognition ability using digital technology. Giving a robot "eyes" is no problem: simply fit the device with one or more cameras. Using two cameras and a bit of mathematics, you can ensure that the device has stereoscopic vision, giving it a sense of depth, as with the Mars rover. But what then?|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Computer Science|
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