Mike Santarini, Xilinx
5/16/2013 11:29 AM EDT
If you have seen a demonstration of Audi's Automated Parking technology in which the car autonomously finds a parking spot and parks itself without a driver – or if you have played an Xbox 360 game with its Kinect controller or even just bitten into a flawless piece of fruit from your local grocery store – then you can count yourself as an eyewitness to the dawning of the era of smarter vision systems. All manner of products, from the most sophisticated electronic systems down to the humble apple, are affected by smarter vision technologies. And while today's systems are impressive enough, some experts predict that in 10 years' time, a vast majority of electronics systems – from automotive to factory automation, medical, as well as surveillance, consumer, aerospace and defense – will include smarter vision technologies with even more remarkable capabilities.
As smarter vision systems increase in complexity, we'll very likely become passengers in autonomous automobiles flowing in networked highways. Medical equipment such as Intuitive Surgical's amazing robotic-assisted surgical system will advance even further and may enable surgeons to perform procedures from remote locations. Television and telepresence will reach new levels of immersion and interactivity, while the content on screens in theaters, homes and stores will cater to each individual consumer's interests, even our moods.
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