April 11, 2014

The Embedded Vision Summit: In-Depth Workshops Complete It

Take a look at the published technical program for the May 29 Embedded Vision Summit West, and I'm sure you'll agree that it's impressive in both its breadth and depth of embedded vision topics.
April 2, 2014

The HTC One M8: Depth Discernment Without The Multi-Shot Wait

Several weeks ago, a previous news post published on the Alliance website forecasted (based on plentiful information leaks) that HTC was set to shortly unveil a new premium smartphone with a dual rear camera arrangement. That prognostication indeed came to pass, with the March 25 unveiling of the 2014 edition of the HTC One.
March 27, 2014

Google's Nathaniel Fairfield: A Keynote Covering Vision-Enabled Automotive Autonomy

Recently published on the Alliance website is an abstract for Nathaniel Fairfield's planned afternoon keynote presentation at the May 29th Embedded Vision Summit, a technical educational forum for engineers interested in incorporating visual intelligence into electronic systems and software to be held in Santa Clara, California. Here's what abstract describes:
March 17, 2014

Google's Project Tango: 3D Mapping Gets Personal

The second-generation HTC One isn't, I'm happy to report, the only recent smartphone to tote a back-side multi-camera array.
March 17, 2014

The HTC "M8": Will Fuller-Featured Depth Sensing Be Worth The Smartphone Wait?

For the past several months, an ever-increasing and more detailed suite of rumours has pointed to the near-future unveiling of the successor to HTC's critically acclaimed and commercially successful HTC One smartphone.
February 12, 2014

3D Printing: A "Killer" App for Cameras Capable of Depth Sensing?

3D (i.e. depth-discerning) cameras, along with the image sensors they're based on, are commonly mentioned in the embedded vision coverage found here on the site. Some times, accurate depth sensing is fundamental to enabling an application. Other times, it makes an application richer than might otherwise be the case, as with gesture interfaces.
February 11, 2014

IEEE Publications: Excellent Sources of Embedded Vision Information

As I've written many times before, one key indication that embedded vision has gone "mainstream" is its embrace by the technology industry. IC, core, subsystem, software and services suppliers are making substantial development investments, and the resultant products are being purchased in volume by numerous systems companies. But don't misunderstand; ongoing robust academic activity is also key!
January 23, 2014

The IEEE CVPR Conference and Embedded Vision Workshop: It's Never Too Early To Talk Them Up

The IEEE's CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) Conference is one of the premier worldwide technical events focused on vision processing. For perhaps obvious reasons, the conference's Embedded Vision Workshop is of particular import to the Embedded Vision Alliance.
November 11, 2013

Kinect 2.0 for the Xbox One: Here It Comes (In Less Than Two Weeks)

Back in July, I mentioned that the upcoming "Kinect 2.0" peripheral for the next-generation Xbox One would implementation-transition from the structured light technology used in its first-generation Kinect precursor to a time-of-flight approach.
October 17, 2013

ARM TechCon: An Embedded Vision Concentration You Can Count On

As you may have recently noticed in perusing the Alliance member page, two new companies recently joined the membership list.