Educational Technology

July 27, 2011

Robots bridging gap between technology and society

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by ECN Magazine

When you interact with other people, your brain processes a number of small and subtle cues about faces. At the exhibition, visitors saw how the human brain understands faces, including how motions are transferred from one person’s face to another, and what their faces look like when they switch gender. The visitors also saw sophisticated computer vision systems capable of recognising facial expressions. ‘We will be showing some of the latest research from the EU-funded LIREC project, which aims to create socially aware companion robots and graphical characters,’ said Professor Peter McOwan from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London before the exhibition. ‘There will be the opportunity for those attending to see if our computer vision system can detect their smiles, watch the most recent videos of our robots in action and talk to us about the project.’

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