Neuromorphic Vision Applications: From Robotic Foosball to Tracking Space Junk

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Speaker: Gregory Cohen

Title: Neuromorphic Vision Applications: From Robotic Foosball to Tracking Space Junk

Abstract:

Neuromorphic event-based cameras offer a different way to approach visual imaging tasks and really excel at problems in which they can leverage the unique way that the hardware works. In this talk, we will introduce neuromorphic event-based vision cameras and a range of applications from tracking space junk and satellites to their applications in robotic foosball and pinball. We will demonstrate real-world results from space tracking with event-based cameras, and introduce our Astrosite mobile neuromorphic telescope observatories - built specifically to leverage the benefits of neuromorphic space imaging. We will describe some of the problems with benchmarking and comparing neuromorphic systems, and show how robotic foosball and robotic pinball machines may be a great way to demonstrate the benefits of neuromorphic systems.

Bio:

Gregory Cohen is an Associate Professor in Neuromorphic Systems at the International Centre for Neuromorphic Systems (ICNS) at Western Sydney University and program lead for neuromorphic algorithms and space applications. Prior to returning to research from industry, he worked in several start-ups and established engineering and consulting firms including working as a consulting engineer in the field of large-scale HVAC from 2007 to 2009, as an electronic design engineer from 2009 to 2011, and as an expert consultant for Kaiser Economic Development Practice in 2012. He is a pioneer of event-based and neuromorphic sensing for space imaging applications and his research interests include unsupervised feature extraction, bio-inspired machine learning, and neuromorphic computation systems. Greg holds a BSc(Eng), MSc(Eng), and BCom(Hons) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and a joint PhD from Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia and the University of Pierre and Marie Curie in Paris, France.



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  • Date: 23 Mar 2021
  • Time: 11:20 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT+10:00) Australia/Queensland
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  • Brisbane, Queensland
  • Australia

  • Co-sponsored by QUT Centre for Robotics


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A/Prof. Gregory Cohen of Western Sydney University

Topic:

Neuromorphic Vision Applications: From Robotic Foosball to Tracking Space Junk

Abstract:

Neuromorphic event-based cameras offer a different way to approach visual imaging tasks and really excel at problems in which they can leverage the unique way that the hardware works. In this talk, we will introduce neuromorphic event-based vision cameras and a range of applications from tracking space junk and satellites to their applications in robotic foosball and pinball. We will demonstrate real-world results from space tracking with event-based cameras, and introduce our Astrosite mobile neuromorphic telescope observatories - built specifically to leverage the benefits of neuromorphic space imaging. We will describe some of the problems with benchmarking and comparing neuromorphic systems, and show how robotic foosball and robotic pinball machines may be a great way to demonstrate the benefits of neuromorphic systems.