Pound for pound, Ann Arbor-based Quantum Signal is tops for cool-geek technology. A spin off from the University of Michigan, the 11 year-old company does advanced development and research on signal and image processing.
Translation: Intelligent surveillance and video analysis, biometrics, robotics, and computerized simulation.
From video gaming to controls for unmanned aerial drones to camouflage detection and recognition, Quantum Signal sees a wide range of applications for its core technologies and video-game style interfaces. They've got their virtual mitts in military applications, industrial robotics and computer gaming, blurring the line between armchair warriors and real world functionality.
Click the YouTube link below to immerse yourself in the simulated products (and real life innovations) of this quintessential Ann Arbor company.