Thursday, April 7, 2011
New technology allows a camera to track an eye, a particular face, or any other specified object.
The inventor, Zdenek Kalal, takes it through its paces, showing how it can learn and adapt to a lot of tracking challenges.
The ominously named “Predator” has strong potential for autonomous driving systems, military targeting, consumer photography, wildlife filming, FX compositing, surveillance videography, image stabilization, industrial robots, and human/computer interface technology.
The field of machine vision is still in its infancy and largely limited so far to industrial applications. We’ve grown accustomed to surveillance cameras filming us. Next we’ll have to get used to seeing machines that recognize us and keep an eye on us.
Via Best of YouTube
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