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As the amount of data from images is growing, we can no longer merely rely on our own eyes to extract relevant information from them. Machines, robots and thus algorithms are being deployed to help us. How does this ‘machine vision’ develop itself? Where are its results applied? And how can images be interpreted for a better understanding of what we see?
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Travel App Jetpac Recommends Bars and Restaurants by Looking at Your Instagram Photos

Travel App Jetpac Recommends Bars and Restaurants by Looking at Your Instagram Photos | Making Things See | Scoop.it
Software that counts dogs, martini glasses, and mustaches in Instagram photos provides a novel way to rate businesses.
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Harnessing the power of machine vision to provide contextual recommendations – first steps on the road to truly intelligent imaging. Machines need a lot of training still.

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Carl Zeiss moves into machine vision

Carl Zeiss moves into machine vision | Making Things See | Scoop.it

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology (Oberkochen, Germany) has strengthened its presence in the car body inspection market by acquiring HGV Vosseler (Öhringen, Germany) and forming a new company -- Carl Zeiss Machine Vision.

 

HGV Vosseler is one of the world's three leading companies that manufacture 3-D inline measuring systems that are mounted on robots primarily for car body inspection directly on the production line in the automotive industry.

 

Dr. Kai-Udo Modrich will be responsible for the new company which employs around 60 individuals in Öhringen.

 

The industrial metrology business group of Carl Zeiss manufactures metrology solutions that include co-ordinate measuring machines and metrology software for the automotive, aircraft, mechanical engineering and plastics industries.

 

Around 2,100 employees work for the company, generating revenues totaling 394m Euros in fiscal year 2010/2011. Headquartered in Oberkochen, it operates manufacturing sites in Germany, the USA, China and India.


Via Ashish Umre
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Smart move by legendary imaging company to acquire position in robotics/automative industry.

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