I was professionally employed with problems of robot
vision. In 1988 I defended PhD theses on this subjects. The main results
of my work are contained in the article «Structural Segmentation (Approximation)
and Positional Detection of Arbitrary Shaped Contour Objects. Solution for
Actual Conditions». The article can be found by address - http://shulga.tripod.com/SAD/E.htm
(improved variant - http://shulga.tripod.com/A_SAD2/E.htm ).
Unfortunately disintegration of the Soviet Union had
reduced to degradation of elite organizations, in which it was possible
to deal with similar questions. My Institute degraded too – it was the Glushkov’s
Institute of Cybernetics of National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Kiev).
On the other hand, in that time the available computer hardware and software
did not enable to develop robot vision on the base of practical use of the
Now computers have done a sharp qualitative jump.
The experiments on not trivial robot vision have been acquiring a practical
sense. So now my treatments can be called for practice. Moreover, looking
literature, I am sure over and over that the considered there generalizations
and practical recommendations, also did not lose their actuality as for today.
Suggested conceptions and methods can essentially supplement the existing
I have a question and simultaneously a request for
you. Can you help me to publish some announcement about my work – recommendation
to pay attention to it? The work could be introduced like some interesting
«retro» (with your adequate comments). I have some difficulties
with creation of a full-value modern publication. Now I have not a
possibility to work completely over, - to carry out exhaustive viewing
of literature, to transfer the developed programs on the modern base –
to upgrade the work in the whole. For all this, I need a professional circle,
in which I could get new knowledge, to sharp my ideas, to perfect my habits,
also I would like to have a possibility to concentrate on certain questions
(not to deal with all fruitlessly), and also to have psychological support
for the further work.
I had such a circle. But the system explosion of my
society (Soviet Union - please, see more, if you want in http://shulga.tripod.com/soc/E.htm)
had scattered this circle over the whole world. The professor Gimelfarb
G.L. lives and works in New Zealand now. Another one from
smart minds – Alexander Khomenok lives and works in Vancouver, - is the
one of the main developers of the WiT packet of Coreco firm. My another
former colleague and friend who developed the unique programs, which are
intended for the modeling of 3D scenes images and also planning the robot
movements within this scenes, lives and works in Canada. Even «leader»
– xxxxxx who personally destructed all our robot affairs, worked in Mexico
the last four years (he was teaching a course of lectures about robot vision
foundations). Professor Kovalevsky – Founder of Kiev Recognition School
– about 25 ears lives and works in Germany.
And in the end of ending, I also forced to look for
and to ask for help – support of modern leaders of developments of the
robot vision, computer science and forward technology in the whole. I think,
if I will have such help and support my work could find fruitful continuous.
Yours respectfully, Shulga V.I.
Ph.D. (candidate of engineering sciences),
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kiev)