Blog 2017-08-29T13:43:31+00:00

Future Tech Blog


The Many Facets of Facial Recognition

Facial recognition systems rarely have the luxury of taking full frontal photos from stationary people: for many applications they need to rely on side-on, or top-down views of people in motion.In this Future Tech interview we talk with Brian Lovell, founder and CTO of Imagus Technology about the challenges of facial recognition and the capabilities of his company’s technology. Brian also discusses some of the implications, good and bad of facial recognition technology.

The Robot Eyes Have It

One of the biggest challenges facing robotics engineers is the development of sensors able to gather visual data at the speed and accuracy needed for rapid and correct decision-making, and that are light enough to be incorporated into small and mobile devices, such as drones.In this Future Tech interview we talk with the founder of Ocular Robotics, Mark Bishop, and commercial director, Dr Ramin Rafiei, about the technology the company has developed to solve these problems, and the application possibilities it opens up.

In the Future Communication will be in 3D

Until now there’s been no easy way to capture a 3D representation of an object, communicate that representation and easily recreate it. Russell Consadine’s DottyView technology changes all that.In this Future Tech interview, Consadine explores the potential applications for his technology, in areas ranging from customer service, consumer product guides and maintenance at remote oil and gas facilities.

Augmented Reality will Inform, Entertain … and Empower

Augmented reality is a broad term encompassing technologies that add information to our, generally visual, experiences of the real world. Examples include: nutrition information about a product on a supermarket shelf, the identity of a person using facial recognition technology, multiple views of a sporting event, or value and location information on a property for sale.In this Future Tech interview, we speak with augmented reality pioneer, Scott O’Brien. He examines some of the current and emerging applications for augmented reality, looks at the key enabling technologies, and at recent acquisitions as global players move to gain an early lead in the field.

Cloud Services: Automating End-to-End Performance Management and Control

One of the main obstacles to enterprise cloud service adoption is the perception of lack of control. Companies want the surety of knowing where their data is, how it’s being carried around, as well as guaranteed performance. There are also a variety of clouds — Google, Amazon, Apple, Samsung, carrier clouds, sensor clouds, other IoT clouds and private clouds, all of which need to interconnect, with consistent performance.Serenus a Sydney-based start-up, has been awarded several patents as well as a NSW Innovation R&D grant for its work on VPNscope, a tool that takes real-time feeds to determine end-to-end network performance across cloud environments all the way to end user devices — automating on-demand capacity management, as well as calculating the performance of the individual infrastructure elements involved in the delivery of end-to-end services over a cloud network.In this Future Tech interview, we speak to Serenus Founder Ross Goodfellow, about enterprise cloud requirements, and their innovative cloud management tools.

3D Food Printers: A Next Generation Kitchen Appliance?

3D printing is set to be one of the hottest technologies of the coming decade. However, most people don’t think of food and 3D printing at the same time.Natural Machines is aiming to change that. They’ve designed a 3D food printer (Foodini) that uses real ingredients to create everything from pastas, pizzas, burgers, bread, cookies, and almost anything else that takes time and effort to assemble and shape. And, it’s an IoT device — able to pull recipes and food shapes from the Internet, as well as dialoguing with other smart kitchen devices.In this Future Tech interview, we speak to co-Founder Lynette Kucsma about what may very well be tomorrow’s must-have kitchen appliance.

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