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Robot Soldiers: Hampered By Their Imagers

As anyone who's followed the U.S. military's engagements in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan already knows, this country's armed forces are increasing ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-18 20:03 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Augmented Reality: Applications Strive For Meaningful Applicability

As you may recall, I devoted the week-ago news writeup to the topic of augmented reality. How appropriate it seemed, therefore, to open up yesterday's USA Today and fi ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-16 23:51 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Automotive Vision: Eliminating Human Error From The Navigation Equation

In October 2009, on the way back from running a half marathon in San Jose, CA, I encountered a first-of-season snow storm on I80 just east of the highway 20 interchange (an ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-16 13:19 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Azumio Successfully Takes The Pulse Of Investors And Phone Users Alike

Brian Dipert One of my notable off-hours pursuits is long-distance trail running. To wit, two weekends ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-16 13:17 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Motion Capture: Embedded Vision Advancements Make It Beefier And Faster

I still remember my first SIGGRAPH , in 1999. At it, I auditioned my first motion capture system, and at first I admittedly wasn't very impressed. After all, the model empl ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-16 13:16 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Facial Recognition: Is Caricature The Key To Accurate Cognition?

To wrap up the week, I'd like to pass along a fascinating article I read a few days ago in the latest print edition of Wired Magazine . Entitled 'What Caricatures C ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-12 07:08 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Augmented Reality: Qualcomm's SDK Update Tells An Intriguing Silicon- And Software-Agnostic Story

My first exposure to augmented reality (aside from occasional demos at past SIGGRAPHs ), or so I thought until earlier this morning, was when I tried out a Nintendo ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-09 16:00 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Facial Detection On Sony's PlayStation Move And Apple's iOS 5: Embedded Vision Continues To Thrive

If you're a software coder interested in doing embedded vision development, you're unfortunately ( as mentioned last Friday ) not going to be able to use the offi ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-08 14:56 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Microsoft Kinect SDK Released, Robotics Developer Studio Kit Resurrected

As noted in a news entry on on July 27 , Microsoft's Craig and Don Mattrick (president of the Interactive Entertainment Business unit), announced at TechForum on February ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-05 17:24 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Autonomous Robots: Employment Impacts, And An Editorial Showcase

Robotics is a key development focus area for embedded vision...err...visionaries. Perhaps the most popular robot line currently available for sale is the Roomba vacuum cl ...

News item - Brian Dipert - 2011-08-01 10:21 - 0 comments - 0 attachments