Roomba, robotic vacuum cleaner.
Assembly line robots: ABB or RobotWorx
Tour guide robots
Boston Dynamics Robots
Project Aiko, a humanoid robot.
Machine Vision Inspection, e.g. Omron or Cognex, (Natick, MA)
Face Recognition. First success: ViiSAGE Face Recognition. Now industry leader: NEC Face Recognition
Microscopy image analysis, e.g., for embryology or human semen analysis, Proiser
Optical Character Recognition: Edit, convert, and compare scanned documents and "born-digital" PDFs
Search by Image: Google Image. First success: Boston University's Image Rover.
Search by Video: Google Video.
Intelligent vehicles: MobileEye Lane Departure
Mary 1997: Deep Blue and Chess,
February 2011: Watson, IBM's Jeopardy! (= American TV quiz show) playing computing system. Now used for legal and medical research.
March 2016: Google's AI won the game Go: AlphaGo
Expert Systems for Healthcare
Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) for Hospitals: In 2017, IBM bought Merge Healthcare Inc (which bought Boston-based Amicas in 2010) and their PACS system.
WatsonHealthImagingWatson helping to fight cancer
Assistive Technologies: Camera Mouse
Speech Recognition and Intelligent Personal Assistants
Some history: Emacs "M-x doctor" and the Eliza Chat bot
Early Speech Recognition: Dragon Naturally Speaking. Now Nuance Intelligent Virtual Assistant" Newton, MA.
Intelligent Personal Assistants:
AI at BU: University-wide AI Research Initiative
My AI Research Groups:
1) AI & Emerging Media at BU
We just received two prestigious awards:
2) Image and Video Computing Group in CS
Medical Image Analysis and and Lung Cancer Detection
Cell image analysis project
Video analysis of group behavior of animals and ecology. Update: Need students interested in drone flight analysis.
OCR for Arabic Documents
Improving Student Learning: Video analysis of facial expressions
Proficio: Robotic arm for physical therapy.
Notable alumni/ae who were my research advisees:
Angshuman Bagchi: AI Tools & Back-end Infrastructure
Danna Gurari: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Human Computation, Assistive Technology
Mehrnoosh Sameki: Data Science & Crowdsourcing
Diane Theriault: Video Analysis of Group Behavior, 3D Tracking, Microscopy Imaging
Jingbin Wang: Artificial Intelligence Products
Margrit Betke, Professor
Computer Science Department
111 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215
Email: betke @ bu.edu