By Ann R. Thryft – “What the heck is embedded vision?” you may be asking when you see the title of our next Continuing Education Center course, Fundamentals of Embedded Computer Vision: Creating Machines That See.
Until recently, because of its cost, embedded computer vision was found mostly in low-volume applications like machine vision. There, it usually consists of visible light and maybe also infrared cameras, plus various types of inspection systems, attached to robots or not, on the manufacturing floor, the assembly line, or the warehouse.
But then one of those magic moments happened. CMOS image sensors got cheaper, smaller, and much more powerful, and cameras started appearing everywhere — for example, in tablet PCs, the iPhone, and driver safety systems. Those high-volume apps drove prices down even further. more> http://tinyurl.com/blqde5v