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).
This past week was a notable one for the Embedded Vision Alliance. Jeff Bier and Eric Gregori represented the Alliance in three presentations at the Embedded Vision Alliance, one of them also showcasing demonstrations from Analog Devices, Texas Instruments and Xilinx.
Those of you with children may sometimes find yourselves challenged to correctly identify the objects in art "masterpieces" created by your offspring ("That's a great cow...or is it a horse? Oh...it's a dog...now I see..."). Soon (if not now), according to researchers at Brown University and the Technical University of Berlin, you might be able to harness computer cognizance to assist your association efforts.
As many of you likely already realize, Apple announced two new camera-inclusive handhelds on Wednesday, the iPhone 5 smartphone (shown above, and also available in black) and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Both represent notable upgrades from their predecessors, both in terms of their image sensors and the image processing hardware connected to them.
Not to take anything away from Nintendo, who created a game console user interface mainstream breakthrough with the Wii Remote, but the company's products to at least some degree stood on the shoulders of forebears. As evidence, check out the above video, which The Verge published earlier this month.