From texture-based weed recognition technology that automates weed control, to a device that increases image resolution to help detect melanoma in the retina – Australian students are pushing the boundaries of scientific research in imaging technology, and have been recognised in Canon Australia’s Extreme Imaging competition.
Pictured: Award winners of the DICTA conference
The annual competition, an initiative by Canon’s local research and development arm, Canon Information Systems Research Australia Pty Ltd (CiSRA), is open to all Australian university students who are producing images as part of their research project, striving to promote and celebrate innovations and advancement in imaging science research.
The awards were presented to students last night at The International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA) in Adelaide, South Australia.
Yusuke Mizoguchi, Chairman of CiSRA and Managing Director of Canon Oceania, says the competition encourages students to implement new ways of thinking and use imaging technology to solve real world problems for the benefit of future generations.
“We hope that this competition continues to drive imaging revolutions in different disciplines and encourages some of the best Australian research in imaging. The calibre and clear enthusiasm and passion of our local Australian students is impressive and each year we are inspired by the great projects they are working on” said Mr Mizoguchi.
“CiSRA’s 25 year heritage in developing cutting edge technologies in Australia not only fosters creativity but benefits our customers worldwide to achieve more. It’s a privilege for Canon to be able to support the next generation of leading Australian scientists,” added Mr Mizoguchi.