April 19, 2014

Another Day, Another Vision-Enhanced Handset: Amazon's Rumored Entrant Is A Nifty 3D-Effects Interface Gadget

As mentioned in last Friday's writeup, "the past few weeks have been rich with depth-sensing smartphone news." Well, here comes another one.
April 18, 2014

Peering Inside An Advanced Smartphone: Google's Project Tango Implements Technology Already Well-Known

The past few weeks have been rich with depth-sensing smartphone news. Back in mid-March (with an early April follow-up), for example, I discussed HTC's One M8.
April 18, 2014

The Embedded Vision Summit West: Put Your Technical Expertise To The Test

The conference program for the upcoming Embedded Vision Summit West is complete and published on the Alliance website, and I hope you're as impressed with it as I am after perusing it.
April 15, 2014

The Rise of (Embedded) Vision Systems: Using Image Analysis Intelligence To Solve Robotic Design Problems

The numerous benefits of embedded vision-enhanced robotics systems are a subject that has been regularly covered on the Alliance website. See, for example:
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.