Sometimes, the look on someone’s face says it all. More often, our facial expressions are nuanced. More often still, we misinterpret the bevy of information conveyed by the people’s changing expressions. So a Cambridge researcher--with some help from an MIT colleague--set out to build a kind of decoder for facial cues. The result: a pair of glasses that deciphers what a person is feeling and transmit that meaning to the person wearing them.
The complex algorithm which bats employ to identify plants could make for the most advanced facial recognition software yet
By Matt RansfordPosted 03.24.2008 at 5:07 pm 0 Comments
This past week we happened to cover both dolphin echolocation and facial recognition. Today comes a report on a study that may bring the two concepts a little closer together. German researchers have devised a computer algorithm which is able to identify plant species using sonar echoes, in the same way bats are able to find fruit and insects. If the technology is one day sufficiently refined, it could ultimately be used for facial recognition.