For the first few decades of the fields existence, computer vision has been focused on algorithmic, logical approaches to perception. But it was only with the arrival of the era of large datasets, collected and annotated using the Internet, that truly significant progress has been made in object recognition. With the recent proliferation of the Microsoft Kinect, we can for the very first time collect an Internet-sized dataset of matched color and depth images. We are making this dataset public to hasten progress in the field of robust, cheap, household object recognition. Update September 2014: Annotations of the 3D center points of all objects in the dataset were recently made available by Ehud Barnea.

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