Further research is necessary before machines can gain human-like perception. Our 3D world is complex and to realize this ambition, we’ll need to give robots the cognitive abilities to understand object characteristics such as shapes, weight, forms and density. Then, machines will have to learn to interact with those objects while navigating inside our physical environment.
Computer vision technologies such as image classification, object detection, object tracking, simultaneous location and mapping (SLAM) and scene understanding already assist humans at some tasks, but much remains to be done.
JOYCE provides an opportunity for the computer vision community to collaborate toward realizing this feat while, along the way, developing innovative solutions that meets critical industry challenges. Moreover, Joyce is also an opportunity to open the dialogue on pressing ethical questions on Computer Vision, such as the responsible use of face recognition technologies.
We can only start to imagine the impact that computer vision will have on our life. It’s a machine superpower which, in its infancy, is already bearing fruit. For example, it is simplifying store checkout, enhancing food safety, increasing efficiencies in manufacturing, increasing road safety and even saving lives. How far we go in transforming our world in a positive way is only dependent on us.
You’ll soon have the privilege to look through the eyes of the world’s first humanoid robot developed by the computer vision community. This unique experience will give you a full 360º immersive view of her environment.
Spend time in the Immervision Innovation Lab and meet its team of computer vision scientists.
Put on your VR mask and skydive with JOYCE in high definition.
Watch a sporting event in virtual reality.
Join JOYCE as she travels around the world.
Take a break to spend time with JOYCE on a beach or in front of a breathtaking landscape.
Attend a concert and be there “from afar”.
Meet up with JOYCE at a trade-show, a conference or other venues.
JOYCE stems from the Immervision InnovationLab. The initiative is aligned with the lab’s mission to accelerate the emergence of new innovative solutions and help build the next generation of intelligent vision systems for your devices.
At Immervision, we strongly believe in the value of bringing together the computer vision community to push the boundaries of machine perception through cross-pollination. We also believe that Joyce will help develop extremely innovative solutions for a wide range of industry applications.
Improve optics technologies to ensure driver safety in assisted driving and autonomous cars – a market expected to grow at a rate of over 60% Till 2030 (ref. Markets and Markets).
Enhance the performance of smart home devices such as vacuum cleaners, lighting systems and home appliances – a market set to grow to $174B by 2025 (ref. Marketwatch).
Help identify early signs of crop diseases, knowing that US$4B is lost in the US orange market due to crop disease (SAS Institute).
Help increase efficiency in many ways for the manufacturing industry, including 3D inspection of products for defects or non-conformities.
Improve medical diagnostics to better identify cancer tumors or other conditions while using a CT scan, one of many applications in the healthcare market, which is expected to grow to US$1,4B by the end of 2025.
Enhance automated checkout or analyze customer movement in store to better the customer experience for retailers.
Increase security by identifying threats from live camera footage or delivering the next generation of face recognition algorithms.
JOYCE is there to help you shine! Whether you’re from a technology startup, a University or research center or you’re an innovative freelancer, you can propose upgrades or participate in one of our International Computer Vision Challenges. Soon, you’ll have the opportunity to measure up to the world’s brightest minds in AI and computer vision.
Upgrades optics, sensors and algorithms for face or object recognition, 3D perception, motion sensing, VR, AR, night vision and much more.
Follow her epic adventures and witness the emergence of intelligent vision, a far-reaching machine superpower. JOYCE will be streaming on the Internet so that you can see what she sees in immersive 360°.
Collaborate to help JOYCE understand what she sees, showcase your computer vision skills to the community and compete in computer vision challenges.
Explore cutting-edge and bleeding-edge solutions to industry-specific challenges in collaboration with the world’s brightest minds in AI and computer vision.
JOYCE is equipped with three ultra-wide-angle cameras calibrated to give 2D hemispheric, 3D stereoscopic hemispheric or full 360° x 360° spherical capture and viewing of the environment. Each camera has a greater than 180° field of view and all three cameras are synchronized to an advanced Image Signal Processor (ISP).
JOYCE uses Data-In-Picture technology so that each of her video frames can be enriched with data from a wide array of sensors providing contextual information to AI and neural networks, computer vision and SLAM algorithms to help increase her visual perception.
Soon, JOYCE’s programming interface will made available to the computer vision community to run experiments and upgrade her capabilities.
› 3 x 187° panomorph lenses – provide side-by-side stereoscopic wide-angle capture and full 360° degree surround capture
› Auto Exposure
› Auto White Balance
› Image quality, resolution and frame rate control
› Output format (YUV, MoTon JPEG)
› Connectivity: USB3 (UVC Compliant)
› Other sensor: Inertial Motion Unit (Gyroscope) and GPS
Hanson Robotics Limited, the creator of the renowned humanoid robot Sophia the Robot will work with Immervision’s JOYCE to further evolve machine perception to help deliver human-like vision and beyond.
JOYCE by Immervision, is excited to announce its new partnership with Lifineo, the innovative Voice on Light® (Vol) technology provider that’s revolutionizing people and objects geolocation and data generated through light.
Sophia the humanoid is getting a robo sister named Joyce with an eye on computer vision capabilities
Makers of humanoid robot Sophia are building its sibling
Seeing Through Joyce’s Eyes
Max Maxfield covered JOYCE in the EE Journal article, “The JOYCE Project to equip machines with human-like perception”
Robot “Joyce” promises advanced computer vision
Immervision Introduces Joyce, The First Humanoid Robot With Intelligent Vision Developed By The Computer Vision Community
Challenge and use cases for JOYCE
Immervision Introduces JOYCE the First Humanoid Robot
Intelligent Senses: Cyborg Locusts and First Humanoid Robot with Intelligent Vision
Computer Vision Community Develops JOYCE, a Humanoid Robot with Intelligent Vision using Data-in-Picture Technology
JOYCE’s core is powered by Immersion’s technology trusted by global brands to enable smart professional and consumer devices and applications
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