The Laboratory for Imagery, Vision and Artificial Intelligence (LIVIA) has just completed the sixth year of its fourth mandate as an accredited ETS laboratory. LIVIA's activities align with the research direction of the Information Technologies (IT), the strategic research plan of ÉTS and the Intelligent System minor of the 2nd cycle programs of the automated production department.
The unifying theme of the LIVIA research team lies in the field of visual perception of 2D and 3D scenes, as well as elements of artificial intelligence (the use of a priori knowledge, context, intelligent control and inspection, interpretation, and other machine vision concepts). The laboratory’s scientific orientation around the key foundations of « image processing, analysis and interpretation » is illustrated by modeling, methodology and application studies. These considerations account for the laboratory’s structure and its evolution. Within this context, the following six priority axes have undergone sustained development over the years: i) Machine vision, ii) automatic image processing of documents, iii) imaging (medical, satellite images, etc.), iv) biometrics, surveillance and intrusion detection, v) learning in static and dynamic environments and vi) perception and environment.