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Robotics Applications for Embedded Vision


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 increasingly relying on robotic alternatives to human warriors; tread-equipped Roomba and Scooba siblings to disarm bombs, for example, or propeller- and wing-equipped drone alternatives to fighter jets for both surveillance and bomb-delivering

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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 21 the company's planned release of a non-commercial Kinect SDK later that spring. Developed by Microsoft Research in collaboration with IEB, this free download was intended to "give

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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 cleaner series and closely related Scooba floor scrubbers, designed and manufactured by iRobot (who, not coincidentally, is also a leading producer of military robotic systems). However, Roomba's visual acuity is at

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