Jeff Bier
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Re: Day 1: Introduction to Embedded Vision
Jeff Bier   9/10/2012 2:46:31 PM
Great presentation. How far down can vision be scaled? Within range of high-end MCUs?

Excellent question.  Jitendra Malik of U.C. Berkeley, a luminary in vision rseearch told me that people often overestimate the resolution required for vision algorithms.  Some basic funtions, like face detection, can be performed with fairly low resolution.  And if you don't have fast motion, you may be able to get by with a low frame rate, too.  Low resolution X low frame rate = low data rate, and now we're getting into the realm of things that can be done on relatively low-end processors -- even MCUs in some cases.  Check out the CMUcam as an example of this.

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