Computer Vision using Ruby and libJIT

WEDEKIND, Jan (2009). Computer Vision using Ruby and libJIT. In: RubyConf 2009, San Francisco, California.

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Abstract

Ruby originated in Japan, the country which is world-leading in robotic research. It suggests itself to put the two together and to start using Ruby as a language to program robots. However at the moment the performance of available Ruby interpreters is not sufficient. It is hard to achieve performance comparable to compiled C++-code since manipulation of Ruby-integers and Ruby-arrays requires frequent bounds-checking. It can be shown that universal bounds-check elimination is actually impossible. This talk presents HornetsEye which is a Ruby-extension facilitating the development of real-time machine vision algorithms for future robotic applications. HornetsEye offers I/O facilities to capture and display videos. HornetsEye also can be integrated into GUI-applications developed with Qt4-QtRuby. Furthermore there is a set of Ruby classes which provides the means to compose native datatypes and specify operations on them. The libJIT just-in-time compiler is used to achieve real-time performance. The project was inspired by NArray and ruby-libjit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Centre for Automation and Robotics Research > Mobile Machine and Vision Laboratory
Depositing User: Jan Wedekind
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 15:22
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 21:40
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3739

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