I recently met Brian Osgood, Commander of the Pearl Harbor Shipyard. He is involved in the FIRST competition and they are gearing up for next summer. This time they are planning outreach (and hopefully involvement) by other countries (particularly China). because of the coincidence with RIMPAC the major Naval operation.If anyone is interested in getting involved in FIRST please cont,ct Brian Osgood at email@example.com or 808 474 9119, or James Ibanez at firstname.lastname@example.org. They want…See More
"Hi Ken, thanks for the welcome. Not over in Hawaii yet, but possibly in the future. I will send David an email and get in touch with him, thanks for letting him know about me.
Small community over on the islands, but something I like as well. Talk…"
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I am the President and Founder of Labels That Talk. We print audio on paper as a very high density 2 dimensional bar code. I am always on the lookout for local people with image processing, machine vision, DSP, audio codec and related skills. We are an early stage company, still in product development. We are based in Kailua, Oahu.
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Posted on September 14, 2009 at 7:24pm — 4 Comments
A little late, but I was able to post the E-waste collection event for this Sunday's
Youth Day at the State Capitol. I posted it in the events section of techhui.com. Thanks again for the introduction to techhui, excellent site!
"The Menace of the Micro World : Another look at the world of artificial intelligence", Interface Age, March 1977, by Ken Burkun.
Yup, I found it. I had an article in the same issue, called "The Cube". In fact, I think it may have been my first article, before I became the Northeast Regional editor and had the "The Inventor's Sketchpad" column each month.
I don't have a scanner, but if I can find one I'll scan the whole article and send it to you. Otherwise, I'll bring the issue along to some TechHui meeting so you can reminisce about those days of long ago. :)
Yes, a menu might be a dandy application, especially for the blind. Of course you'd have to record it in each language as we don't do translation (but conceivably could as the technology improves).
Currently high end smart phones have chips powerful enough to do the encoding/decoding, but this technology will move down the chain so that more and more phones will have the capability. But we don't expect to be in cell phones for a few years. We have other nuts to crack first.
We have already signed a letter of understanding with our first licensing customer and are working towards a definitive agreement - so far so good! (Sorry, not free to name names yet.)
Things are pretty good, knock on wood! I'm on the mainland right now meeting with prospects and potential funders and we are being very well received.
I'm very familiar with the mobile barcodes that can be read by cell phone (there are several including QR code, dot code, semacode as well as the UPCs referenced in the blog entry. But all of these, at best, simply take your browser to a web page or display rudimentary information. It's not a great user experience because it is slow. Of course the carriers like it because it brings them traffic.
I hadn't seen ColorZip before, but it is still a low capacity barcode. Of more interest is Microsoft's High Capacity Color Barcode (http://research.microsoft.com/research/hccb/). This has some potential, but a) we want our product to work with cheap black and white printers and b) we'd have to pay a license fee to Microsoft!
Again, the beauty of our technology is that the sound is encoded right in the barcode, no need to access a computer or the internet.
Thank you for your continued interest. If I don't respond right away it's because I'm on the road and only have time to catch up in the evenings.