What is Complex Scene Perception?
Humansí remarkable perceptual abilities to perceive, navigate and interact with natural environments dramatically eclipse those of current robotic systems. Graduate research connecting perception and robotics investigates questions such as: How do humans recognize objects in natural scenes? How do we build a car that drives itself? Can we create a search engine that recognizes visual objects in images?
Graduate traineeships, with support from the National Science Foundationís Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program, are available to qualified applicants to cover tuition costs and to provide stipends of up to $30,000 per year for five years of graduate training leading to a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline. IGERT is a National Science Foundation program intended to meet the challenges of educating U.S. Ph.D. scientists and engineers with the skills needed for the career demands of the future.