Dec 30, 2018
In this episode I talk to Gary Bradski about the creation of OpenCV, Willow Garage, and how to get around institutional roadblocks.
Gary is perhaps best known as the creator of OpenCV - an open source tool that has touched almost every application that involves computer vision - from cat-identifying AI, to strawberry-picking robots, to augmented reality. Gary has been part of Intel Research, Stanford (where he worked on Stanley, the self driving car that won the first DARPA grand challenge), Magic Leap, and started his own Startups. On top of that Gary was early at Willow Garage - a private research lab that produced two huge innovations in robotics: The open source robot operating system and the pr2 robot. Gary has a track record of seeing potential in technologies long before they appear on the hype radar - everything from neural networks to computer vision to self-driving cars.