VC-backed Movidius expands technical advisory board

Movidius has added Takeo Kanade to its technical advisory board. Kanade is a professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., Movidius is a computational image chip maker. Its backers include AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.

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SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – May 8, 2014) – Movidius, the leader in mobile vision processor technology for connected devices, today announced that it had appointed Professor Takeo Kanade to its Technical Advisory Board.
One of the world’s foremost researchers in computer vision, Professor Kanade will be responsible for providing strategic guidance and technological insights to Movidius to develop the next wave of visually aware mobile processing technologies. Currently a professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, he was previously the Director of the Robotics Institute, founded the Digital Human Research Center, and has approximately 300 peer-reviewed academic publications and around 20 patents.
“The term ‘vision processor’ has been around for many years — and previous iterations have failed as the technology was simply not advanced enough to live up to its promise. However, what’s so unique about Movidius is that the company has been able to see the full picture — from optics to the final display — and is truly innovating in computer vision,” said Professor Kanade.
Professor Kanade has served for numerous government, industrial and university advisory boards, including the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) of the National Research Council and NASA’s Advanced Technology Advisory Committee. He has received numerous awards for his work in computer vision and robotics, including the Franklin Institute Bower Prize, ACM/AAAI Newell Award, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Pioneer Award, FIT Accomplishment Award and IEEE PAMI-TC Azriel Rosenfeld Lifetime Accomplishment Award.
“In a world of constantly evolving and emerging technologies, the next wave of computing is in truly intelligent technologies that fundamentally alter how we experience the world around us, in applications such as wearable technologies, robotics and mobile devices that have visual awareness at the core,” said Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO of Movidius.
“As Movidius’ technology continues to advance and evolve, we are both proud and excited to add Professor Kanade to our technical advisory board, who will undoubtedly provide invaluable insights and advice as Movidius continues to gain momentum in the market.”
About Movidius
Movidius designs compact, high-performance, ultralow power, multi-core, computational image-processor chips, software and development tools and reference designs, to revolutionize computational imaging and computer vision on mobile devices, wearable and robotics.
Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Movidius is a venture-backed start-up with investors including AIB Seed Capital Fund, Atlantic Bridge, Capital-E, DFJ Esprit and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
For more information on Movidius, visit: http://www.movidius.com

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