Artificial Life and Robotics

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 79–87 | Cite as

Artificial retina chips for image processing

  • Kazuo Kyuma
  • Yoshikazu Nitta
  • Yasunari Miyake
Original Paper


Artificial retina chips which can simultaneously sense and process real world images are described. The comparison between artificial retinal systems and conventional image processing systems is described. Variable sensitivity photodetection, which is an essential technology for the artificial retina chips, is introduced in detail. The concept, structure, fundamental performance, operating principle, and processing functions for the fabricated artificial retinal chips are described. Applications including interactive games by gesture-input are also introduced.

Key words

Artificial retina Image processing intelligent sensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuo Kyuma
    • 1
  • Yoshikazu Nitta
    • 1
  • Yasunari Miyake
    • 1
  1. 1.Mitsubishi Electric CorporationAdvanced Technology R&D CenterAmagasaki-city, HyogoJapan

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