3D Image Media and Computer Vision -From CV as Robot Technology to CV as Media Technology-
University of Tsukuba, Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics, 1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305 Japan
The possibility to apply the computer vision technology to the development of a new image medium is discussed. Computer vision has been studied as a sensor technology between the real world and computers. On the other hand, the computer graphics are the interface technology between the computers and human beings. The invention of “3D photography” based on the computer vision technology will realize a new 3D image medium which connects the real world and the human beings via computer. In such a framework, computer vision should be studied as a media technology rather than a robot technology.