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Eyes of Things

Objective

Vision, our richest sensor, allows inferring big data from reality. Arguably, to be “smart everywhere” we will need to have “eyes everywhere”. Coupled with advances in artificial vision, the possibilities are endless in terms of wearable applications, augmented reality, surveillance, ambient-assisted living, etc. Currently, computer vision is rapidly moving beyond academic research and factory automation. On the other hand, mass-market mobile devices owe much of their success to their impressing imaging capabilities, so the question arises if such devices could be used as “eyes everywhere”. Vision is the most demanding sensor in terms of power consumption and required processing power and, in this respect, existing mass-consumer mobile devices have three problems: 1) power consumption precludes their ‘always-on’ capability, 2) they would have unused sensors for most vision-based applications and 3) since they have been designed for a definite purpose (i.e. as cell phones, PDAs and “readers”) people will not consistently use them for other purposes. Our objective in this project is to build an optimized core vision platform that can work independently and also embedded into all types of artefacts. The envisioned open hardware must be combined with carefully designed APIs that maximize inferred information per milliwatt and adapt the quality of inferred results to each particular application. This will not only mean more hours of continuous operation, it will allow to create novel applications and services that go beyond what current vision systems can do, which are either personal/mobile or ‘always-on’ but not both at the same time. Thus, the “Eyes of Things” project aims at developing a ground-breaking platform that combines: a) a need for more intelligence in future embedded systems, b) computer vision moving rapidly beyond academic research and factory automation and c) the phenomenal technological advances in mobile processing power.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 693 980

Participants (8)

AMS SENSORS PORTUGAL UNIPESSOAL LDA(ZONA FRANCA DA MADEIRA)
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 565 556,25
Address
Caminho Da Penteada Madeira Tecnopolo 2 Andar
9020 105 Funchal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EVERCAM LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 238 000
Address
6-7 Granby Row
D01 FW20 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 069 300
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
MOVIDIUS LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 577 500
Address
O Connell Bridge House D'olier Street 1St Floor
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 341 818,75
Address
Avenue Des Louvresses 4
92230 Gennevilliers
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUXGUIDE AUSSTELLUNGSSYSTEME OG

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zinckgasse 20 22
1150 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FLUXGUIDE AUSSTELLUNGSSYSTEME GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 248 675
Address
Burggasse 7-9/9
1070 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NVISO SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)