October 23, 2012

Aptina Imaging: The Embedded Vision Alliance Keeps Expanding

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

Google And Embedded Vision: Cat Cognition And Practical Applications

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

Microsoft's Kinect for Windows SDK: More Notable Updates (Plus Expanded Hardware Availability) for Today

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

The Cyber-Circus: A Google-Powered Gesture Interface Showcase

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

High Resolution, Human Cognition: A Seemingly Effective Surveillance Combination

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).
September 23, 2012

Embedded Vision In Boston: A Retrospective And An Upcoming Additional Perspective

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.
September 16, 2012

Embedded Vision May Soon Help Fetch The Definition Of Your Etch-A-Sketch

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?'s a 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.
September 16, 2012

Gesture Interfaces, Facial Recognition: Intel Gets Embedded Vision

Apple's unveiling of the iPhone 5 (along with other related announcements) wasn't the only notable tech news this past week. Intel also held its yearly U.S. Developer Forum, and Dadi Perlmutter's Tuesday morning keynote showcased several notable embedded vision demonstrations.
September 14, 2012

Apple's iPhone 5: The Smartphone As An Embedded Vision Platform Continues To Thrive

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.
September 7, 2012

VanGogh Imaging: The Embedded Vision Alliance Keeps Expanding

In Saturday's writeup, I mentioned that two companies had recently joined the Embedded Vision Alliance, Synopsys and VanGogh Imaging.