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Technology

  • The Bio Inspired Perception Systems [BIPS] resulted from many researches conducted by Patrick Pirim; the technology is based on eye and brain physiology.
  • The BIPS is an adaptation of vision functions into electronic functions. To build an application based on vision, it is necessary to put more energy into the perception rather than into the understanding power of Imaging Processing (IP). BVS focuses on the computation of perception: the more you PERCEIVE the easier is the UNDERSTANDING.
  • Thus, with a very low power consumption compared to classical technologies, the BIPS can process up to 100 images per second, with a very competitive price. The original technology of BVS differs from classical techniques of image processing by taking into account the perceptual aspects of the scene. It is processed in a generic way:
    • On a whole (color elements)
    • Dynamically (direction and speed of pixels in motion)
    • Structurally (oriented edges and curves)
  • BIPS contains many statistical computations units. When combined, they can collect various events such as motion, color, or orientation of figures. These events can be combined to obtain advanced perception algorithms.

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  • Many applications are possible: from robotics to video security or behavior analysis and intelligent transportation systems. Some examples of BVS implementation:
    • Vision, hearing and vestibular system of Psikharpax (robot rat)
    • Intelligent video monitoring
    • Automatic Number Plate Reading
    • Measuring visitors’ interests in museum (Caen memorial)
  • To improve the understanding and achieve a better context perception with environment interaction, the research will follow the way of visual and sound perception.

Historic Perception Processor devlopment

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