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  •  NEWS   MERL Researchers Demonstrate New Model-Based AI Learning Technology for Equipment Control
    Date: February 14, 2018
    Where: Tokyo, Japan
    MERL Contacts: Devesh Jha; Daniel Nikovski; Diego Romeres; William Yerazunis; Jeroen van Baar; Alan Sullivan
    Research Areas: Optimization, Computer Vision, Data Analytics, Robotics
    Brief
    • New technology for model-based AI learning for equipment control was demonstrated by MERL researchers at a recent press release event in Tokyo. The AI learning method constructs predictive models of the equipment through repeated trial and error, and then learns control rules based on these models. The new technology is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to develop control programs in the future. Please see the link below for the full text of the Mitsubishi Electric press release.
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  •  EVENT   MERL to participate in Xconomy Forum on AI & Robotics
    Date & Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017; 1:30 - 5:30PM
    MERL Contacts: Joseph Katz; Daniel Nikovski; Alan Sullivan; Jay Thornton; Anthony Vetro; Richard (Dick) Waters; Jinyun Zhang
    Location: Google (355 Main St., 5th Floor, Cambridge MA)
    Brief
    • How will AI and robotics reshape the economy and create new opportunities (and challenges) across industries? Who are the hottest companies that will compete with the likes of Google, Amazon, and Uber to create the future? And what are New England innovators doing to strengthen the local cluster and help lead the national discussion?

      MERL will be participating in Xconomy's third annual conference on AI and robotics in Boston to address these questions. MERL President & CEO, Dick Waters, will be on a panel discussing the status and future of self-driving vehicles. Lab members will also be on hand demonstrate and discuss recent advances AI and robotics technology.

      The agenda and registration for the event can be found online: https://xconomyforum85.eventbrite.com
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  •  EVENT   MERL hosts Boston Imaging and Vision Meetup
    Date & Time: Tuesday, January 17, 2017; 6:00 pm
    Speaker: Tim Marks, Esra Cansizoglu and Carl Vondrick, MERL and MIT
    MERL Contact: Alan Sullivan
    Location: 201 Broadway, Cambridge, MA
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • MERL was pleased to host the Boston Imaging and Vision Meetup held on January 17. The meetup is an informal gathering of people interested in the field of computer imaging and vision. According to the group's website "the meetup provides an opportunity for the image processing/computer vision community to network, socialize and learn". The event held at MERL featured three speakers, Tim Marks and Esra Cansizoglu from MERL, as well as Carl Vondrick, an MIT CS graduate student in the group of Prof. Antonio Torralba. Roughly 70 people attended to eat pizza, hear the speakers and network.
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  •  NEWS   CIRP CMMO 2013: publication by Alan Sullivan and others
    Date: June 13, 2013
    Where: CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations (CIRP CMMO)
    MERL Contact: Alan Sullivan
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "Cutter Workpiece Engagement Calculations for Five-axis Milling using Composite Adaptively Sampled Distance Fields" by Erdim, H. and Sullivan, A. was presented at the CIRP Conference on Modeling of Machining Operations (CIRP CMMO)
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  •  NEWS   Mitsubishi Electric Develops Ultra-High Resolution 3D Shape Representation Technology
    Date: February 12, 2013
    MERL Contact: Alan Sullivan
    Brief
    • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today it has developed ultra-high resolution 3D shape representation technology for numerically controlled (NC) machine tools. The technology displays detailed shapes of machined surfaces down to a resolution of 1 micrometer (um) in a 3D machining simulation, which machine operators can use to evaluate surface textures without trial cutting through a high quality machining process.
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  •  NEWS   PMI 2012: publication by Alan Sullivan and others
    Date: October 29, 2012
    Where: CIRP Conference on Process Machine Interactions (PMI)
    MERL Contact: Alan Sullivan
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The paper "High Accuracy Computation of Geometric Properties of Cutter Workpiece Intersection using Distance Fields for NC Milling" by Erdim, H. and Sullivan, A. was presented at the CIRP Conference on Process Machine Interactions (PMI)
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  •  NEWS   Computer-Aided Design: publication by Ronald N. Perry, Alan Sullivan and others
    Date: June 1, 2012
    Where: Computer-Aided Design
    MERL Contacts: Alan Sullivan; Ronald Perry
    Research Area: Computer Vision
    Brief
    • The article "High Accuracy NC Milling Simulation Using Composite Adaptively Sampled Distance Fields" by Sullivan, A., Erdim, H., Perry, R.N. and Frisken, S.F. was published in Computer-Aided Design
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  •  NEWS   SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing 2009: publication by Anthony Vetro, Alan Sullivan and others
    Date: August 3, 2009
    Where: SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing
    MERL Contacts: Alan Sullivan; Anthony Vetro
    Research Area: Digital Video
    Brief
    • The paper "Intermediate View Generation for Perceived Depth Adjustment of Stereo Video" by Arican, Z., Yea, S., Sullivan, A., Vetro, A. and Tescher, A.G. was presented at the SPIE Conference on Applications of Digital Image Processing
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