Departmental Papers (ESE)


Cyclops is a distributed real-time vision system. It is "real-time" as for most vision tasks, it can be configured with enough processing nodes as to allow an update rate of 60 Hz with a maximum latency of 1/30s. This allows the system to be used directly as a feedback sensor for motion control. Even though Cyclops was built originally for tracking objects in 3D at 60Hz, it offers great flexibility. It can be configured to attack many vision tasks at much higher rates than was previously possible with systems that are up to an order of magnitude more expensive.

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Sponsor Acknowledgements

This work has been supported in part by INMOS Corporation and the NSF Grants DMC-85522851 and DMC-8606213,

Document Type

Conference Paper

Subject Area

GRASP, Kodlab

Date of this Version


Publication Source

Proc. North American Transputer Users Group Meeting

Bib Tex

@inproceedings{buhler1990cyclops, title={The cyclops vision system}, author={B{\"u}hler, M and Vlamis, N and Taylor, CJ and Ganz, A}, booktitle={Proceedings of the first conference of the North American Transputer Users Group on Transputer research and applications 1}, pages={106--113}, year={1990}, organization={IOS Press} }



Date Posted: 11 August 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.