Self-aware Camera Networks: The Challenge of Going Mobile

Lukas Esterle, Peter R. Lewis, Richie McBride and Xin Yao
Second International Workshop on Self-Awareness in Cyber-Physical Systems (SelPhyS 2017), at CPS Week 2017. Pittsburgh, USA.

The last fifteen years have seen an evolution in camera technology. By combining image sensors, processing units, and communication interfaces in one device, smart cameras observe the physical world, process images on-board, and communicate extracted knowledge rather than simply video feeds. Smart cameras operate autonomously, but when networked, they can cooperate in order to carry out more complex tasks and achieve collective goals. As with other types of cyber-physical system, more recently, self-awareness has been introduced in smart cameras, enabling them to reason about their own behaviour, and adapt accordingly in changing environments.