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"Bringing Computer Vision to the Consumer," a Keynote Presentation from Dyson

Mike Aldred, Electronics Lead at Dyson, presents the "Bringing Computer Vision to the Consumer" keynote at the May 2015 Embedded Vision Summit.

While vision has been a research priority for decades, the results have often remained out of reach of the consumer. Huge strides have been made, but the final, and perhaps toughest, hurdle is how to integrate vision into real world products. It’s a long road from concept to finished machine, and to succeed, companies need clear objectives, a robust test plan, and the ability to adapt when those fail.

The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner uses computer vision as its primary localization technology. 10 years in the making, it was taken from bleeding edge academic research to a robust, reliable and manufacturable solution by Mike Aldred and his team at Dyson.

Mike’s talk charts some of the high and lows of the project, the challenges of bridging between academia and business, and how to use a diverse team to take an idea from the lab into real homes.