Advanced Visual Applications

Our ultra-low power, high performance Vision Processing Unit (VPU) and advanced algorithms drive machine vision applications for next generation devices.


Drones and household robots are increasingly small and affordable enough to become serious consumer product categories. As new types of service, companion and collaborative robots emerge, these devices are demanding visual intelligence in order to navigate, understand and proactively assist us in our daily lives. Movidius provides the platform to create visually intelligent drones and robots without sacrificing size, battery life or performance.

Augmented & Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) devices are hitting the market and technological demands on the hardware are huge: gesture recognition, head tracking and object recognition are just a few of the necessary technologies to convincingly blend the real world with the digital. Myriad 2 allows VR and AR devices to crunch huge amounts of data at low power and ultra-low latency, two absolute musts in compact, immersive head-worn devices.


Wearables are emerging as a category of devices that can augment our lives in meaningful ways. By passively filtering visual information and acting on cues relevant to their user, the dream of a truly capable digital assistant is in sight. Ultra-low power, high performance vision processors mean that even the smallest wearable devices can benefit from visual intelligence. The Myriad 2 platform allows devices to remain small and battery efficient, yet provide powerful new applications based on the rich variety of visual information available as users go about their daily lives.

Smart Security

Security and surveillance technology is getting a huge boost from visual intelligence. Imagine, a doorbell camera that not only alerts you to a visitor, but has already identified them as a courier. Visually intelligent cameras can detect fires from heat maps and alert authorities long before a fire builds up enough smoke to trigger a smoke detector; and motion detection cameras will be able to differentiate potential burgler from house pet. By bringing Myriad's visual intelligence to our security and surveillance, these new systems can detect and then intelligently act on data in realtime, providing safe and personalized security to homeowners and businesses alike.

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