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  • Magik Eye to Exhibit at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit

    Santa Clara, CA – [May 17, 2019]

    Magik Eye today announced it will exhibit at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit, the premier event for innovators who want to bring visual intelligence to products. The Summit takes place May 20-23, 2019, in Santa Clara, CA. The annual event brings together a global audience of companies developing leading-edge, vision-enabled products, including embedded systems, cloud solutions, and mobile applications. Magik Eye will showcase its family of 3D sensing solutions in Booth #619.

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  • Invertible Light™, a Breakthrough in 3D Sensing is announced at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit

    Santa Clara, CA – [May 19, 2019]

    Magik Eye today announced it will reveal Invertible Light™ at the 2019 Embedded Vision Summit, the premier event for innovators who want to bring visual intelligence to products. Invertible Light™ is a new method for depth sensing that enables the smallest, fastest and most power-efficient 3D sensing method. “While current methods like Structured Light, Time of Flight and Stereo Scoping Imaging methods are the primary methods today, Invertible Light™ aims to transform 3D sensing in the coming age of robotics and machine vision for the masses,” said Takeo Miyazawa, Founder & CEO of Magik Eye who will be on stage delivering a presentation to reveal Invertible Light at the Summit and to the World.

    The Summit takes place May 20-23, 2019, in Santa Clara, CA. The annual event brings together a global audience of companies developing leading-edge, vision-enabled products, including embedded systems, cloud solutions, and mobile applications. Invertible Light™ will be presented by Takeo Miyazawa, Founder & CEO of Magik Eye on May 22nd as part of the Emerging Technologies Track at the Summit.

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TECHNOLOGY

The ability to see clearly and understand the surrounding environment is critical for robots and many machine vision applications. Current 3D sensors often have trouble with things like reflective surfaces, un-textured white walls, bright sunlight, dark interior spaces, and translucent objects such as windows. MagikEye was designed to see all of that, and more.

Our family of 3D sensing solutions support a wide range of applications, from smartphones, robotics and surveillance applications. Our solutions offer the smallest, fastest and most power-efficient 3D sensing. MagikEye’s technology also includes greater field of view (FOV) flexibility than all other methods. This flexibility includes hemispherical fish eye depth sensing and 90-degree FOV that is capable of speeds up 300+ frames per second (FPS).

Optics & Math Breakthrough enables Smallest,
Fastest & Most Power-Efficient 3D sensing.

Magik Eye’s technology is based on Invertible Light™ which is our new theory for depth sensing. Invertible Light™ is a breakthrough of optics and mathematics that generates a 3D point cloud, using only a regular dot projector and an image sensor. By projecting a regular dot pattern on an object, the Invertible Light™ method, composed of a small set of data and a direct algorithm, computes 3D depth data in an ultra-high speed manner. The result is the smallest, fastest & most power-efficient 3D sensing.

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Breakthrough of Optics and Mathematics

Invertible Light™ is in stark contrast to current 3D sensing methods. For example, Structured Light requires the projection of a specific or random pattern to measure distortions. The result is significant power, multiple components and complexity of production. In contrast to the Time of Flight (ToF) method that is good for longer distances, Invertible Light™ has greater visibility in shorter distances with similar advantages of size, speed and power-efficiency.

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Regular Pattern Benefits

Less laser power consumption
Variable FOV and lens distortion
Efficient calibration process instead of active alignment
Higher S/N to handle more variety of reflective materials
Direct algorithm with minimal computational power

PERFORMANCE

most power efficient
simple hardware design

Can use most optically efficient lasers (1/10th of Structured Light)
Implemented with a VCSEL & DOE and clever algorithm

Simplified production process with no active alignment needed

APPLICATIONS

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Facial Recognition

Mobile devices are changing the way we communicate, shop, and more. Cameras are more than just taking pretty pictures. With Magik Eye, they can recognize individual faces and differentiate them

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Robotics

Businesses and consumers are increasingly depending on robots to perform tasks to support human capability. Magik Eye ensures these powerful robots see the world crystal clear.

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AR & VR

The world of mixed reality offers up a new and exciting way to see the world. With Magik Eye, the ability to sense in full 360 degrees will enrich the experience and enhance the viewer’s perception.

OUR VISION & HISTORY

We harness technology to make electronic eyes that exceed our own ability to see the world.

Our company was established in 2015 to bring about a new vision.
Utilizing techniques from brain science, we are enabling new types of products that see and understand the world around them to take better action.
See it all. Know it all.

Takeo Miyazawa

Meet Our Team

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Takeo Miyazawa

Founder & CEO

Scientific entrepreneur & computer vision expert with a rich history of venture startups worldwide.

  • Founder, Cognitens, acquired by Hexagon

  • Founder, Gentech

  • Founder, Kizna

  • B.A. Psychology, Sophia University, Tokyo

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Jan Heller

CTO

Researcher in the field of artificial intelligence with an expertise in computer vision, and robotics camera calibration.

  • Software Engineering, Sun Microsystems

  • Researcher, Czech Technical University

  • Ph.D., Computer Vision, Czech Technical University

  • M.S. Computer Science, Charles University, Prague

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Feisal Afzal

COO

Venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and management consultant with a global portfolio

  • Managing Director, Pound Capital

  • Vice President of Marketing, Kizna

  • Management Consultant, PwC

  • B.A. Political Science, University of Toronto

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Seiichiro Watanabe

Head of Japan Operations

High technology entrepreneur and manager of semiconductor ventures.

  • Founder, CTO of NuCore acquired by Mediatek

  • Founder, CEO of LivingImage

  • Led engineering & operations Gentech, Hitachi Medical & Intel

  • B.S. Computer Science, Keio University

SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

Tomaso Poggio, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT

  • Director, Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines

  • Co-Director, Center for Biological and Computational Learning

  • Director, Mobile Eye and early Advisor to Deep Mind

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Tony Jebara, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University

  • Director, Columbia University Machine Learning Laboratory

  • Director, Machine Learning, Netflix

Tomas Pajdla, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Czech Technical University, Department of Cybernetics

  • Distinguished Researcher for Center of Machine Perception

  • Co-Founder, Neovision

HIRING

We are looking for new colleagues for our Prague or Tokyo office

Software Engineer

Work scope

  • Initiate development. Be an important part of the design and development for the depth sensing module.

  • Work in close collaboration with the Prague and Japan teams on the sensor's design and programming.

Profile requirements

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, IT Engineering, or other Engineering studies, depending on experience)

  • Programming experience in C++ and Python

  • Experience with software project management (cmake, git, ...)

  • Interest in cameras and depth capturing techniques

  • Fluent English proficient

Nice to have

  • Knowledge of computer hardware and electronics design

  • Experience with Windows, Linux, and network administration

  • Computer Vision experience

Testing engineer

Work scope

  • Testing of mechanical devices under various conditions

  • Designing test cases

  • Reporting of results and problem solving

Profile requirements

  • Experience with data acquisition (i.e. camera, Kinect, LIDAR)

  • Basic scripting knowledge (Python or Matlab)

  • English language proficient

Nice to have

  • Experience with administration of Windows/Linux/Embedded systems

  • Experience with industrial robots

  • Computer Vision experience

LOCATION

US headquarters

1055 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT, 06901

Prague office

CIIRC, Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic

Japan office

ARK LAND Yotsuya 5F
15-5 Yotsuya-saneicho, shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan