The third UKIVA MVC event got underway in Milton Keynes this morning with an opening address by Dr Luca Benedetti from Kudan whose talk was titled ‘Visual Slam in the Wild.’
It focused on the real world challenges of deploying a SLAM (Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping) system across a variety of applications.
The UKIVA event, which has increased attendee numbers each year, featured over 60 exhibitors and included the usual wide array of speakers.
Feedback on the show floor this year was a universal thumbs up, as exhibitors were agreed that what marks the event out is the quality of attendees, with few “bag and toy collectors.”
UKIVA Chairman Allan Anderson highlighted the chance for attendees to explore the industry’s latest developments at the show, including camera technology, illumination and optics. He also pointed to the show’s sessions on 3D imaging technology, deep learning and embedded vision.
And new this year was a focus on vision in robotics which, said Anderson, “…shows how this wonderful combination can improve productivity.”
The afternoon speaker was Minh-Tri Pham from Winnow, whose talk was entitled ‘Sustainability in the Food Industry: AI Vision Tools Reduce Food Waste at IKEA.’ Winnow Vision is a new tool which allows kitchens to automatically track food waste. The idea is based on chefs being using computer vision to pinpoint waste, cut costs and save time.
The event is now looking forward to its fourth showing next year and continuing its success.