Army Wants 'Psychologically Inspired' Robot Vision
Machines and robots still have a hard time figuring out what they're seeing. Which is why the Army wants 'em to start sorting through images more like human beings.
The Army recently put out a call for a "psychologically inspired object recognition system... Such a system would be extremely beneficial for robotic control/intelligence and would allow for an exponential expansion of robotic capabilities and intelligence."
If it all works out as planned, the Army thinks the new robo-vision 'ware could be used in "robotic security systems, autonomous factory systems and robotic health care systems," as well.
"Recognizing and identifying an object from a video input turns out to be a very difficult problem. The problem stems from the fact that a single object can be viewed from an infinite number of ways," the Army sighs.