Karl Willis from CMU/Autodesk has shown amazing printed optics from the work done at Disney Research. So far there hasn't been much computer vision work with these optics, but such applications can't be too far away.
Friday, August 23, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
A good article about a new blog that will look at the whole IoT thing from a marketing perspective. A good read (and a good blog to follow) for those of us who want to get tiny, low power sensors into the real world.
Posted by Sanjeev Koppal at 3:47 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
This NYT article has a great quote: "whenever there is lighting, there is data being created." While folks who work with projector-camera systems have known the usefulness of coupled control of illumination and imaging, a similar philosophy has begun to seep into manufacturers of general lighting fixtures. The first wave was the (sort of) obvious class of smart bulbs that allow you to control their color and intensity with your smartphone. Now, one of the new goals is to convert all outdoor lighting into low-level security sensors. Another direction is to control illumination in the workplace over the course of the day, to improve productivity. Lots of low-power, embedded, camera or photodetector-based problems exist in this space.
Posted by Sanjeev Koppal at 5:29 AM
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Perhaps the most interesting piece of nanotechnology is the biological virus. I recently learned that the known viruses present on Earth outnumber all other species put together. This is their planet and we just happen to live here. The website of Studio 360 has some examples of lovely glass sculptures of some famous viruses. The transparent nature of glass and the strange virus structure combine to give a stunning effect.
Posted by Sanjeev Koppal at 11:22 AM