Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Computer vision “textbook” for high school students

Computer Vision can seem like a daunting field to those not familiar with it. However, the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has created an online, interactive “textbook” geared at teaching high school students more about this creative, emerging field. Just watch this video to see how easy explaining Computer Vision can be and how Continue Reading

Drones use computer vision and 3D mapping to aid humans

Photo by U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain

Droids have been getting a lot of attention in the news today, but mostly on the negative end of the spectrum. However, droids can also be used for good, which some companies are doing. South Africa’s SteadiDrone and Switzerland’s SenseFly are two examples of companies producing drones that can aid humans. These machines fly over an Continue Reading

Technology used to recognize drivers and customize their experiences.

Image courtesy of Delphi

Imagine if your car could recognize you as its driver and act accordingly, customizing your driving experience. With a new product designed by Delphi, this exact technology could be coming to your own car. According to the company, the technology in question “uses a light source and camera to project a line pattern onto the Continue Reading

How to Keep Your Face Private in Public

Infrared LED Glasses Help Evade Facial Recognition

If walking in public and having your mug wind up in the facial recognition database of a business or government bugs you, take heart… it could be easier than you think to foil the technology and maintain your anonymity. Brian Ashcraft at Kotaku.com reports on a Japanese researcher, Isao Echizen who, last December, demonstrated a Continue Reading

Using your computer with intuitive gaze technology

Photo courtesy of Tobii Technology

Technology has already simplified our lives in innumerable ways, but now Sweden-based Tobii Technology is looking to up the ante. The company specializes in “gaze interaction,” an intuitive technology that allows users to rely not on a mouse or trackpad for computer navigation and control, but rather the eyes. With the announcement of its newest Continue Reading