August 16, 2012
As I've mentioned several times before, the burgeoning assortment of embedded vision applications now available for smartphones and tablets—augmented reality, for example, or optical character recognition, or health monitoring, or facial recognition, or gesture interface control—come courtesy of the front- and rear-mounted cameras now common on both hardware platforms.
August 10, 2012
The upcoming Embedded Vision Summit isn't the only conference coming up next month that'll showcase an abundance of embedded vision content. Embedded Vision Alliance Platinum member IMS Research will be delivering the European edition of the Touch Gesture Motion Conference September 12-13 in London.
August 9, 2012
The Embedded Vision Summit is coming up soon. It's September 19, to be exact, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts, in conjunction with DESIGN East.  The Summit, organized by the Embedded Vision Alliance, will provide a unique opportunity for engineers to learn about embedded vision, the hottest technology in the electronics industry, enabling “machines that see and understand.”
August 2, 2012
For the record, I'm pretty darn amazed at how speedily and accurately the embedded vision demo co-developed by Analog Devices and BDTI accomplishes its dice-counting task: much faster and more precise than me.
August 1, 2012
On Sunday evening (just a half hour beyond 4 days away, as I type this, in fact), NASA's latest Mars rover, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL, aka "Curiosity"), will hopefully navigate to a successful landing on the Red Planet (PDF). The 11-minute video above, brought to you by the JPLnews YouTube channel, depicts key events in the rover's planned mission. As you can see, the landing (far from the rest of the rover's assignment) is no "walk in the park" (or if you prefer, rock garden).
July 31, 2012
Back in late May, I introduced you to Leap Motion, the hardware developer of an upcoming gesture interface peripheral for computers (and perhaps, in the future, other devices). At the time, I mentioned:
July 30, 2012
Eye-scanning technology is becoming increasingly pervasive as a biometric technique for individual identification, both in Hollywood ("Minority Report" and other films) and in real-life (an India case study that I wrote about last September, for example, or its use by
July 29, 2012
As you may have already learned via this site's upcoming events page, from last week's Embedded Vision Insights newsletter, or through the special events showcase on the DESIGN East site, the Embedded Vision Alliance will host the Embedded Vision Summit on September 19 in Boston, Massachusetts.
July 29, 2012
Back in early April, I shared with you the futuristic concept video that accompanied the public unveiling of Google's Glass augmented reality system. I'll have more to say about Google Glass in the near future, as it received notable technology showcase at the recent Google I/O developer conference.
July 22, 2012
Remember those camera-inclusive televisions unveiled by Samsung at January's CES, which have caused no shortage of controversy, along with at least one humorous (albeit arguably sexist) commercial?