November 16, 2012

One of the more impressive embedded vision implementations (IMHO) that I've come across, albeit one of the more potentially troubling from a copyright infringement perspective, is Google's book-scanning, de-warping system.

November 13, 2012

As I've discussed in a number of past news writeups, Microsoft has now broadened its vision for the Kinect 3-D camera (and microphone array) system beyond its Xbox 360 game console origins to also encompass computer interfaces, thereby formalizing a relationship that existed from Kinect's earliest days courtesy of the hacker community.

November 13, 2012

If you're located in or near Silicon Valley (or aren't, but have access to a computer), are interested in gesture-based user interfaces, and don't have any plans for tomorrow evening, this post is for you. The Bay Area SID (Society for Information Display) chapter sponsors monthly technical seminars on various display-related topics, for SID members and non-members alike.

November 13, 2012

Embedded Vision Alliance Member CogniMem Technologies announced yesterday that it was the recipient of a 2012 North American New Product Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan (a technology analysis and consultancy firm) for CogniMem's CM1K Neural Network System-On-Chip. The entire analysis report is available for download from CogniMem's website (PDF).

October 24, 2012

Apple introduced a plethora of new and upgraded hardware yesterday, including enhancements to several traditional computer products: the iMac (thinner screen), 13" MacBook Pro ("Retina" display) and Mac mini (Intel "Ivy Bridge" CPUs).

October 23, 2012

The image sensor (or sensors, in the case of a stereo array for depth discernment purposes) is perhaps obviously a key part of any embedded vision system. This is why, for example, my first technical article published on the Embedded Vision Alliance website covered them.

October 8, 2012

Around two months ago, I mentioned some of the notable image processing-based technologies that Google's R&D lab was busy improving and turning into publicly available products. Here's another one, involving neural network-based analysis and identification.

October 8, 2012

This morning, Microsoft unveiled the latest iteration in what has become a series of runtime and SDK updates for its Kinect for Windows peripheral.

September 26, 2012

Earlier this year, during a keynote at the Google I/O developer conference, company representatives demonstrated an under-development HTML5- and CSS-based web application called Movi.Kanti.Revo, co-developed with Cirque du Soleil. As of a week ago, it's now available for you to try out for yourself.

September 25, 2012

Back in mid-April, I shared with you the video of the March 2012 Embedded Vision Alliance Member Summit keynote from Jim Donlon, a Program Manager for DARPA (the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency).