Recognition of glyphs (or optical glyphs as they are called most frequently) is quite an intersection topic, which has applications in a range of different areas. The most popular application of optical glyphs is augmented reality, where computer vision algorithm finds them in a video stream and substitutes with artificially generated objects creating a view which is half real and half virtual - virtual objects in a real world. Another area of optical glyphs' application is robotics, where glyphs can be used to give commands to a robot or help robot to navigate within some environment, where glyphs can be used to give robot directions.
In this article we are going to discuss algorithms for optical glyph recognition, which is the first step towards all the applications based on optical glyphs. Then we are going to switch from glyph recognition to 2D and finally 3D augmented reality.
For those who prefer seeing first what’s this all about before reading all the details, here is a small video which summarizes the work being done:
YouTube: From glyph recognition to augmented reality
From glyph recognition to augmented reality - CodeProject