Shadow of a doubt: human action recognition from silhouettes

Three logical horizontal level of human silhouette Silhouette is an eponym derived from the name of a French finance minister Étienne de Silhouette who was, in 1759, forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years’ War, to impose sever economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealth. Because of this austere economy, his […]

Who let the dogs out? Retrieving lost dogs by facial features

Dog dataset examples: pugs are expected to be the hardest to identify, while huskies would be the easiest Researchers from the University of Campinas in Brazil have decided to use computer vision to help people whose pets have gone missing. A moment of distraction is usually enough for unfortunate events like these, and automated visual […]

Computer vision and robotic surgery

Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data Driven Design (CIVDDD) is an Ontario Research Fund-Research Excellence grant, under which there is a project called Data Acquisition, Analysis, and Visualization for 3D Computer Vision Surgical Robotics. This project, led by Richard Wildes, is concerned with advancing computer vision and data visualization for image-guided robotic surgery. One of […]

3D selfies created using a convolutional neural network

University of Nottingham and Kingston University cooperation Computer scientists at the University of Nottingham and Kingston University have developed technology that’s capable of producing 3D facial reconstruction from a single 2D image. Large Pose 3D Face Reconstruction from a Single Image via Direct Volumetric CNN Regression was led by PhD students Aaron Jackson and Adrian Bulat in […]

From emotion to animation

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From Skynet to robots on Mars: computer vision overview

Think about it: Mars is currently the only planet completely populated by robots! And after decades of studying machine learning, they are able to “see” the environment that surrounds them, move around freely while avoiding obstacles, and gather data using their sensory perception in order to find adequate samples. Curiosity using computer vision to move around the […]