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Old 07-17-2008, 10:44 AM   #259
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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.
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