Mavis is a computer-vision package for mobile robots. It originated as part of a larger, group robotics project, called Leaf. Its API is task oriented, and the vision tasks it performs are specifically designed to be useful for mobile robots: locate homebase, detect obstacles, and so on. The current alpha release also includes face detection.
Mavis runs on Windows XP. Its interface is implemented as a separate dll, so mavis users can develop in any language that links to dlls, including C/C++, VisualBasic, Java, Lisp, Prolog, or Forth.
Mavis is implemented as a C++ class. It requires a program to load and run it. A Windows program for running mavis is included. It's called MavisCtl -- Mavis Control Program. MavisCtl displays visual feedback from mavis as a picture on its GUI. It can also "talk" directly to mavis by loading the interface dll and using mavis' API. When the dll is loaded, MavisCtl displays a GUI for controlling mavis directly.
License and Download
Mavis is available for free use and distribution under the BSD license. This is a less restrictive license than GNU. It's also much shorter.
1. Read the license.
2. Download mavis.