Computer vision, the science of teaching silicon to interpert images and film, is both incredibly fascinating and extremely complex. This video, Robot Readable World, lets you understand how robots see their surroundings.

Put together by Timo Arnall, the video stitches together footage from existing computer vision systems — some commercial, some academic. According to Arnall, it is a way of "exploring the aesthetics of the robot eye," and it was inspired by Matt Jones's essay The Robot-Readable World. Regardless of inspiration, it's a greet insight into how this kind of technology works, especially if you've never seen such footage before. [Robot Readable World via Boing Boing]