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Guest Blog: University of Southampton's Future Worlds Incubator Returns to CES

The Future Worlds incubator will return to CES to showcase the University's innovative startups and spinouts.

techUK CES 2018: AI, 3D audio and language innovations from the University of Southampton’s Future Worlds incubator will be exhibited at CES 2018 for a third year running

Researchers and students from the University of Southampton will lead the UK’s university presence at CES 2018. Entrepreneurs from the University’s Future Worlds incubator will give live demonstrations of three featured products: an immersive 3D audio soundbar, an artificial intelligence (AI) powered video analytics platform and an intuitive language app to teach the Japanese writing system.

Associate Professor Filippo Fazi and Research Fellow Dr Marcos Simón will demonstrate Soton Audio Labs, a groundbreaking system that creates immersive 3D audio from a single soundbar. The technology uses image processing with a built-in camera to track the location of the viewer in the room, and delivers a perfect 3D experience using destructive and constructive sound cancellation techniques.

Computer Vision expert, Daniel Martinho-Corbishley, will showcase Aura Vision Labs, a cloud-based video analytics platform that harnesses the latest innovations in AI to generate valuable data for uses in high-tech retail and future smart cities. The platform, which is built on cutting-edge PhD research, uses state-of-the-art ‘deep learning’ technology to extract useful information about how people look and move from live footage captured on low-cost cameras and existing security systems.

Web scientist, Travis Ralph-Donaldson, will bring a hands-on demonstration of Handy Kanji, an iOS app that gamifies the teaching of the Japanese writing system. The application uses intelligent stroke recognition and scoring algorithms to teach hundreds of Japanese Kanji characters.

Dr Reuben Wilcock, Future Worlds director, comments:

“Future Worlds is excited to bring cutting-edge innovations from the University of Southampton to CES for the third year running. We are proud to showcase how we have grown a unique on-campus start-up culture and have been incubating some of the brightest entrepreneurial minds in the world today. We hope that this will drive greater interest from investors and prospective start-ups.”

Find Future Worlds and the University of Southampton at Stand 52315 and 52317, Eureka Park.

For more information, please contact or call +44 7976 601233 for more information or to arrange a visit to the stand.


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