Tag Archives: Computers

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

Copying keys with Computer Vision

Photo courtesy of Shloosl

For most people, getting a duplicate key made is not so difficult a process. Of course dealerships charge more for car keys, but regular keys to your house or office often only cost a couple dollars to have made at your local hardware store. However, a new company, Schloosl, is using computer vision to make Continue Reading