Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Achieving guru status in machine vision

Dictionary .com defines a guru as “an intellectual or spiritual guide or leader,” and “a recognized leader in a field.”

Yves Daoust, CEO of “Vision fOr Vision” (yes, that’s how he spells his company’s name,) may be those things, but my feeling is that the title of guru has to be bestowed rather than claimed. (Check out M. Daoust’s LinkedIn profile, if you don’t know what I’m talking about.)

If Andy Wilson, to pick one person whose judgment and expertise I admire, said that M. Daoust is a guru, then I would believe it, but dear Yves, one cannot claim to be a guru oneself. Modesty alone should forbid.

But now that I’ve got that off my chest, let’s turn to the strangely-named “
Vision fOr Vision.” This business, as I understand it, seeks to be a hands-on machine vision consulting organization. They will help you solve your machine vision problems, whether you be an OEM, an integrator or an end-user.

That’s an interesting concept, and one that I rather like. There are too many people trying to implement vision systems, especially at the integrator level, who lack really deep knowledge of the technologies involved. As a result, their solutions tend to be sub-optimal. So what M. Daoust appears to be proposing, is that people subcontract the machine vision aspects to him. He will undertake to develop a solution that the integrator then implements.

This makes a lot of sense to me. It will be very interesting to watch how it evolves.

1 comment:

Andy Wilson said...

Dear Mr. Grey:

Many thanks for mentioning me in your blog.

I do not know of Yves Daoust, his company or whether he may indeed be a "Guru" in the field of machine vision or image processing.

Perhaps it would be best to ask him whether he could send you some technical papers that he has written.

In this way, both you and I could affirm his status as "Guru."

With best wishes,

Andy Wilson,
Vision Systems Design magazine