Thumb PC uses Google software to give computer vision to robots and drones

Movidius’ Fathom Neural Compute Stick resembles an Intel Compute Stick, but is designed for vision processing Movidius’ Fathom Neural Compute Stick plugs into the USB of a drone, robot or camera to run computer vision applications. Credit: Movidius IDG News Service Apr 28, 2016 9:41 AM A new USB stick computer uses Google’s machine-learning software to give drones and robots the equivalent of a human eye, and add new smarts to cameras. Movidius’ Fathom Neural Compute Stick isn’t your conventional PC. It is instead designed to analyze pixels and provide the right context for images. Fathom provides the much-needed horsepower for devices like drones, robots and cameras to run computer vision applications like image recognition. These devices alone typically don’t have the ability to run computer vision applications. Fathom uses an…


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