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10 years of news and resources for members of the IEEE Signal Processing Society

Initiatives & Trends

IEEE Future Directions is your resource to emerging technologies within IEEE. The team has identified specific technologies as primary focus areas and has established them as formal initiatives to engage IEEE and the general public. For each initiative, you can find a wealth of knowledge, resources, and opportunities to participate. Visit each featured portal for access to upcoming conferences, news articles, technical papers, related standards, professional organizations, and academic programs.

For our November 2016 issue, we cover recent patents granted in the area of handwriting recognition, proposing novel hardware and software tools and signal processing algorithms for character separation and recognition, word extraction and content analysis.

Researchers from Disney Research have built a cordless one-legged hopping robot that can bounce up to 7 seconds/19 times without falling over. They employed a linear elastic actuator in parallel (LEAP), which placed a voice coil actuator (VCA) in parallel with compression springs, to act as the primary weight-bearing actuator for the one-legged hopping robot.

For our October 2016 issue, we cover recent patents dealing with radar imaging. The section below covers patents granted recently for radar signal visualization, synthetic radar imaging, compressive imaging techniques, object detection and fusion, and radar based navigation.

Researchers from MIT have developed "Interactive Dynamic Video", a technology that allows the background to interact with Pokemon and virtual forces. It analyzes video clips to find vibration patterns at different frequencies, which represent distinct ways that an object can move.

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This month's featured IEEE News source is IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter.

The August edition of the IEEE Smart Grid Newsletter is live and covers micogrids in China, microgrid development on a small island, and the Penghu smart grid demonstration project.

For our August 2016 issue, we cover recent patents dealing with hardware and algorithmic issues of image registration. The section below covers patents granted recently for rigid and elastic image registration, patch matching, image alignment under low contrast or illumination, and specific devices constructed for the task.

Memory is one of the three key factors for cognitive dynamic systems. A paper titled A Comprehensive Study of the Past, Present, and Future of Data Deduplication, published in the Proceedings of the IEEE Sep. 2016, provides a comprehensive survey of the state of the art in data deduplication technologies for storage systems, covering key technologies, main applications, open problems, and future research directions.

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