Computer vision needs an engineering focus

Lee, Andrew
December 2004
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, p5
The article reports that European Union has just this week been joined by scientists from the U.S. in a major project called RUNES that aims to set standards for the embedded, networked future. They are promised a host of applications that will see these buried computers respond to their every need, sometimes without having to be asked, in everything from factory automation to retail and healthcare. The researchers' excitement is being driven by the relentless growth of processing power combined with increasingly advanced wireless networking technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi Fi, and ZigBee which are able to connect all those processors together.


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