The application of intelligent sensing is a hot topic, with innovators and researchers continuously breaking new ground. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a big thrust behind these new sensor developments, enabling them to perform on par or much better than humans in how they perceive their environments. We’re already seeing many applications of this advanced technology, from security automation and self and assisted driving cars to unmanned aerial or land vehicles.
These edge-deployable sensory systems have become an important area of innovation leading to smart products, disrupting the future of edge computing. Powered by radar, AI and communications, they open up an incredible opportunity to provide more connected, reliable and accessible autonomy products for many use cases.
It’s exciting stuff, and the truth is machines often do a better job than humans. Many of the tasks they replace are highly monotonous or unsafe tasks, not well suited to humans and allowing humans to take on a higher level of more engaging and energizing tasks.
- At malls, airports or train stations, corporate campuses or government facilities, watching multiple security cameras for eight hours straight, every day, to detect threats.
- At remote outposts, such as borders, watching areas and horizons continuously.
- At vast nature reserves protecting and observing wild animals to protect or monitor movements from poachers or other incidents.
- Inspecting critical and difficult to reach or hazardous infrastructure.
- Surveying forests for lighting strikes and fires.
These mundane and often isolated jobs are still critical, just hard for a human to do and do well.
Intelligent sensors can take the place of humans to keep watch on an environment 24×7, 365 days and notify us immediately in case of anomalies. They don’t get tired, need breaks, or look at phones and can survey an area continuously, with greater accuracy, than the human eye. Like so many jobs which went away in the past, they free people up to pursue the work only humans can do.
Here at MatrixSpace we recognize the importance of innovating intelligence sensing technology and the potential for radically altering how we manage a wide range of security, monitoring and search and rescue applications. It’s an exciting space to be in.