R + D


COgnitive & Perceptive CAMeraS

Vision systems are becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. Complex analysis of images from multiple cameras will become the norm in the future, from cars to industrial systems, from smart cities to facility monitoring, aimed at extracting meaningful, context-dependent information.
Today’s market is dominated by a combination of relatively simple, fixed function, configurable cameras that stream video to PC-based (and in some cases small embedded) gateways. These systems cannot scale beyond a certain size because of power consumption and the aggregate networking bandwidth required to stream videos to servers, where aggregated video analysis is performed. So the trend for visual analytics functions is that they get executed at the edge of these complex vision systems, e.g. in the cameras themselves.
The Cognitive and Perceptive Camera Systems (COPCAMS) proposal leverages recent advances in embedded computing platforms to design, prototype and field-test full large-scale vision systems. It aims at exploiting a new many-core programmable accelerator platform to power a new generation of vision related devices (smart cameras and gateways), able to extract relevant information from captured images and autonomously react to the sensed environment by interoperating at large scale in a distributed manner.

Exploration & Development of Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems.
Advanced Concepts for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems.
Platforms for Cognitive & Perceptive Video Systems.
Applications & Field Tests.

IQ contribution is related to the connection reliability, where we will study and propose advanced techniques that will consider the instantaneous channel characteristics in the connection setup, so that to decide on the most suitable route to transmit the information. Network coding would be applied in order to find the best combination of the employed routes to guarantee the information to reach the received side with a quality above the minimum predefined one.
IQ will upgrade the existing system level simulator to include real video traces in order to evaluate some of the proposed algorithms and techniques by the COPCAMS partners.

Partners: CAE, STMicroelectronics, THALES, INRIA, IIMS, CTTC, IQ, CCTL, Tedesys, Universidad de Cantabria, Gdansk University of Technology, BS Sp., Jožef Stefan Institute, Kolektor , Danmarks Tekniske Universitet , Application Solutions , Queen Mary University of London, ASELSAN .


Proyecto cofinanciado por el Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, con referencia






april, 2013


march, 2017