Partnership aims to create total 3D vision solution

August 18, 2020 //By Rich Pell
AI, 3D sensing partnership aims for total 3D vision solution
Ultra-low-power high-performance AI technology company BrainChip Holdings has announced that it has partnered with 3D depth sensing solutions provider Magik Eye on a total 3D vision solution.

The partnership, say the companies, aims to market a breakthrough solution for object detection, object classification, and gesture recognition based on Magik Eye's Invertible Light 3D depth sensing technology and Brainchip's Akida neuromorphic processor. Magik Eye's Invertible Light is offered as providing the smallest, fastest, and most power-efficient 3D depth sensing using a standard CMOS image sensor and a regular dot projector along with a proprietary and patented technique to produce 3D point cloud data.

Coupled with Brainchip's Akida neuromorphic processor, the companies say they intend to jointly provide a total 3D vision solution to customers for fast 3D object detection and recognition in applications, including robotics, automotive, and emerging consumer products, such as AR/VR and others. The Magik Eye technology addresses the need for devices to see clearly and understand the surrounding environment, which is critical for new classes of 3D vision applications, while the Akida neuromorphic processor efficiently utilizes AI to gather new insights from the 3D data.

"Our relationship with MagikEye is exciting," says Louis DiNardo, BrainChip CEO. "The innovation brought to the market by their proprietary Invertible Light technology is impressive and this collaboration provides both companies an opportunity to address large and growing markets with outstanding technology to solve difficult real-world challenges."

Takeo Miyazawa, Magik Eye, founder and CEO says, "By combining the strengths of BrainChip's neural network capabilities with Magik Eye's Invertible Light, we are excited about the game-changing benefits that customers will experience, in terms of a total 3D vision solution for robotics, machine vision, and many other new applications."

Richard Wawrzyniak, Principal Analyst for ASIC & SoC at Semico Research adds, "The combination of advanced neuromorphic processing with a low power 3D sensor is the perfect solution for many products in end-point devices. 3D imaging is attracting great interest in the market today and the BrainChip architecture, which delivers a power-efficient, scalable solution that enables increased functionality with minimal impact on system

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