August 19, 2011

Website Analytics: Exceedingly Useful Webcam Analysis "Tricks"

I spent a few days at BDTI's Oakland office this week, as you already know if you saw last night's writeup on the interview with UC Berkeley's Jitendra Malik. Among other things, I had a face-to-face meeting with the folks who work on the Embedded Vision Alliance website. Stay tuned for more news on the site improvement front, as our ideas transform into implementations.
August 18, 2011

1 Million FPS: What Could You Do With Those Sort Of Image Capture Specs?

Not so very long ago, I remember how pleased I was to learn that my first digital SLR, Pentax's *ist D, was capable of 2.7 fps burst capture speeds (for up-to-5 frame JPG bursts). How time flies; Pentax's latest high-end "35mm" DSLR, the K-5, does 7 fps (for up to 22 JPGs or 8 RAWs) or 2 fps (unlimited JPGs) sustained still frame captures if the storage media write speeds can keep up, along with capturing 25 fps 1080p video.
August 18, 2011

Visual Analysis: IBM's Neural Breakthrough Aspires To Enhance Its Robustness

August 18, 2011

Robot Soldiers: Hampered By Their Imagers

August 16, 2011

Augmented Reality: Applications Strive For Meaningful Applicability

August 12, 2011

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 Can Teach Us About Facial Recognition,' it begins with the valid observation that the science of surveillance system-based facial recognition rapidly gained in importance after the events of September 11, 2001. However:
August 11, 2011

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 area known as Yuba Gap, for folks familiar with the region).
August 10, 2011

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 employed in the demo was clad in a somewhat silly looking skin-tight outfit, complete with what looked like dozens of cotton balls attached at various points on his body.
August 9, 2011

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

August 8, 2011

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