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Better Robot Vision: Neglected Statistical Tool Could Help Robots Better Understand the Objects in the World Around Them (W/Video)

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Robots replacing Humans . . . EDITOR

From Science Daily 

Oct. 7, 2013 — Object recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer vision. But a robot that manipulates objects in the world needs to do more than just recognize them; it also needs to understand their orientation. Is that mug right-side up or upside-down? And which direction is its handle facing?

To improve robots’ ability to gauge object orientation, Jared Glover, a graduate student in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is exploiting a statistical construct called the Bingham distribution. . . . Read Complete Report

From youtube uploaded by Peter Corke

ENB339 lecture 1: Introduction to robot vision

Published on Sep 3, 2012

QUT ENB339 Lecture 2/1.

In this lecture we discuss the problem of sensing for robots, absolute and relative, and the particular advantages of vision for animals and robots. We then have a brief introduction to using MATLAB and the Machine Vision Toolbox for some simple image processing applications.

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Robotics: Insect-Eye Camera Offers Wide-Angle Vision for Tiny Drones

Featured image: Scanning electron microscope image of an eye on a fruit fly. Image is a high magnification view of part of the eye. CREDIT: Dartmouth College. SOURCE:  Wikipedia Commons. (Public Domain)

From IEEE Spectrum By Jeremy Hsu Posted 

Engineers make a tiny compound eye

New “insect eye” cameras could someday help flying drones see into every corner of a battlefield or give tiny medical scopes an all-around view inside the human body. A team of researchers from the United States has constructed such a camera, which offers an almost 180-degree field of view using hundreds of tiny lenses.

The centimeter-wide digital camera has 180 microlenses—roughly what fire ants or bark beetles have in their compound eyes—placed on a hemispherical array. Researchers hope their design will eventually lead to insect-eye cameras that exceed even nature’s blueprints, according to a report in the 2 May issue of the journal Nature. . . . Read Complete Report

Robotics Startup Spotlight: Industrial Perception Building 3D Vision Guided Robots (w/video)

I started the “Robotics” department to help us keep our eyes on how fast the Robotics industry can come up with a complete, real human-replaceable robot.

Once the industry creates a “perfect” prototype robot who can pass and do everything human the Controllers (those who finance the robotics industry through “Grants”) will be able to rev up their “population control” plans which is now based on how many human slaves they will need to take care of their elitist crowd.

But I believe they are thinking that maybe they need really need no “Farmer Ants” after all. With a full staff of human robots they’ll have 24/7 workers who don’t bitch about pay, holidays, medical benefits  sick leave or even take time away from the task at hand to take a s**t, etc, etc.

Hell, the bosses can even turn off the lights in the workplace to save electricity!

Slaves will no longer be needed. To put it bluntly; you and I babe, along with the whole human race, will become obsolete. 

. . . Check out the robot in this video. Imagine yourself as a worker moving those boxes… think you can keep up? I see at least two jobs lost right there… the one throwing and the one catching. And this is just a prototype!. . EDITOR

From IEEE Spectrum


MON, JANUARY 21, 2013

Robots are rapidly learning how to make more decisions for themselves, and now more and more of them are leaving the lab and are going to work in factories, warehouses, hospitals, and offices. In a recent 60 Minutes piece, correspondent Steve Kroft describes how robots are appearing more often in different types of workplaces; in fact, many of the companies mentioned in the piece will be displaying their robotic creations this week at the Automate Show in Chicago. These companies, including the firm I’ve recently joined, Industrial Perception, Inc., or IPI, are working to make robots ready for mainstream use by America’s manufacturing and logistics facilities. . . . Read Complete Report

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