Author Archives: Natalye

Meet the robot phlebotomist

Most everyone can recall a time when doctors or nurses have needed to draw blood or give shots and had trouble finding the proper veins. A company in California is all too familiar with this scenario, and in an effort to make the process of drawing blood more efficient, has created Veebot. Veebot is essentially Continue Reading

Computer Vision used in game analysis

Image courtesy of Disney Research

Researchers at the Pittsburgh campus of Disney Research are using computer vision to analyze the patterns of field hockey players, in hopes of creating a new way for coachers and commentators to make sense of game data in real time. Furthermore, this technology can be used not only in field hockey, but any other kind Continue Reading

Roboray: the next step toward human-like robots

Photo courtesy of University of Bristol and Samsung

Many people have imagined a day where robots would be advanced enough to help them with simple and complex tasks alike, and now researchers at the University of Bristol have joined forces with Samsung and taken steps toward accomplishing that. Roboray is the name of the robot, who relies on cameras, real-time 3D visual maps, Continue Reading

Computer Vision aids endangered species conservation efforts

Photo by Dr. Paddy Ryan/The National Heritage Collection

In an effort to help protect and conserve endangered species, scientists have been tracking and tagging them for years. However, there are some species that are either too large in population or too sensitive to tagging, and researchers have been working on another way to track them. Now, thanks to SLOOP, a new computer vision Continue Reading

Computer Vision detects heart rate

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are now using computer vision to determine heart rate. Using an algorithm that analyzes small movements in the head, researchers are able to connect those movements to the rush of blood caused by the beating heart, in turn determining the heart rate. This opens doors Continue Reading