Educating Silicon is a blog about robotics, computer vision and machine learning. These days I’ve primarily switched to posting things on my Google+ page, but I still put some longer-form content here.

I  did my PhD in robotics, specializing in image search and visual place recognition methods for robots. My main thesis contribution was an algorithm called FAB-MAP. After that I co-founded a start-up called Plink [1], which specalized in visual search engines. In 2010 Plink became part of Google, and I worked at Google on the Google Goggles team for a few years. I’m now hard at work on a new startup called Pointy.

Contact me at mark(at)educatingsilicon(dot)com.

[1]: Most of Plink is now gone from the web, the best video demo still up is this one taken by a user. Enjoy the pumping sound track.