DARPA nails cash to project ‘FENCE’ — a smart camera that only sends pics when pixels change

From theregister.com

The USA’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced it will fund development of a new type of “event-based” camera that only transmits information about pixels that have changed.

The Agency last week announced last week that Raytheon, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman will develop the new snapper under the Fast Event-based Neuromorphic Camera and Electronics (FENCE) program.

The research and development agency solicited proposals for the project in October 2020, when it sought help to build a camera that can sense motion and determine its importance, with low latency and consuming minimal energy.

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