FotoNation, Socionext to Enhance Computational Imaging in Robotics and Drones

By CIOReview | Friday, October 30, 2015

SAN JOSE, CA: FotoNation Limited, provider of computational imaging solutions, teams up with Socionext, provider of advanced System-on-Chip design, technology to introduce better computational imaging to the surveillance, robotics and drone markets.

FotoNation's latest generation Advanced Hardware for Image Processing (AHIP) system, a unique approach to computer vision and image processing has been influential for building Socionext's Milbeaut image processors, the M8M (MB86S27). The technology assures to deliver high video image stabilization, smart geometric correction for large field of view lenses, face detection and recognition, and tracking results that align to optimize the requirements necessary for the cameras system.

“We are confident that the unmatched performance of FotoNation's AHIP, coupled with the outstanding performance and image quality of the Milbeaut architecture, will raise the bar for imaging solutions," says Petronel Bigioi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FotoNation.

Other notable advances made includes, high-accuracy, high-speed face and eye detection; next-generation facial recognition; unparalleled ability to select multiple areas of interest and obtain simultaneous, high quality, undistorted images and videos; increased distance-to-subject performance; increased detection angle precision; wide-angle lens support; native motion detection

"By offering the best combination of low power and high performance for imaging chipsets, we are providing significant technological advances for the surveillance, robotic and drone markets," comments Mitsugu Naito, Corporate Vice President, Socionext.