The work in the Computer Vision Laboratory (Laboratório de Visão Computacional – LVC) aims at emulating in a computer system the ability of human beings to recognize objects and structures on digital images. The LVC is part of the research infrastructure of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. The research focuses on the following topics: automatic interpretation of remotely sensed images, image based biometrics, object tracking and recognition and 3D object recognition.