Start-up of the Month: Inivation
What was the idea that initiated the foundation of your company?
At Inivation we produce high-performance machine vision systems for real-time applications. Inivation was founded to commercialize our neuromorphic Dynamic Vision Sensor (DVS) technology, the result of over 25 years of R&D at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich. DVS technology offers unprecedented advantages over conventional machine vision systems in terms of response latency (sub-ms) and power efficiency (10x better), enabling a new class of intelligent vision applications. Our long-term goal is to embed DVS technology into every single camera in the world.
What is the question your technology is the answer for?
Our technology solves two problems simultaneously. The first problem is that of conventional vision being too slow for many real-time applications in robotics, autonomous vehicles and industrial automation. The second problem is the low energy/compute efficiency of conventional machine vision, currently preventing deployment in many mobile and always-on IoT applications.
What makes your company unique?
Our biggest asset is the combined strength of our team, our IP portfolio, and track record in serving over 250 customers worldwide across multiple industries including automotive, consumer electronics, industrial automation and aerospace. Our technology and our open ecosystem enables customers to completely rethink the way they do machine vision.
Video: The Dynamic Vision Sensor aimes to overcome the limitations of conventional cameras by using patented technology that works like the human retina.