SSIP 2008

16th Summer School on Image Processing, 7th - 16th July

SSIP is an annual Summer School set up for graduate students with research interests in Image Processing. This year the SSIP takes place in the beautiful city of Vienna, Austria. The Summer School consists of daily lectures, on a whole range of Image Processing topics, given by world experts in the field. In addition, the students are divided into groups and given an Image Processing project to work on during the afternoons.

The Project

Our group was given the challenging task of creating a machine vision system that:

  • Uses a webcam to read the current state of a boardgame.
  • Feeds the current board state into a game playing engine.
  • Retrieves a suggestion for the next move.

This system could either act as an advisor to the player or as a computer opponent.

We decided to use the game of Checkers (also known as Draughts) as it is very popular around the world and there are many playing engines available on the web. For those of you who are not entirely familiar with the game, the complete set of rules can be found here

The Team

Ross Foley
University College Dublin,

Oscar Medina
TU Wienn,

Serban Meza
Technical University of Clug, 

Camelia Popa
Technical University of Clug,

Levante Sajo
University of Debrecen,