Images of Research: Hope for humanity

Vision: humans vs computers

Category: Hope for humanity


A split image showing a man’s head and shoulders on the right and a very grainy, almost black and white version, on the left.

Human vision is a seamless stream of events, while robots process disjointed images, like camera snapshots. Adopting the silicon retina, our research aims to help robots see in a similar way to humans, enhancing their vision capabilities. This breakthrough has the potential to reshape small-scale robotics and improve the responsiveness and safety of autonomous vehicles, bridging the divide in perception.

Entrant: Paul Kirkland , Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Copyright: Paul Kirkland


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