Thursday, 9 August 2012

How to train your dragon?

toothless

No! this post is not about the dragon from the animated movie (although it's one of my favourite). However this picture explains almost everything there is about the topic. For those of you who have seen this movie, computer vision machines can be thought to be like the dragon which can not fly. You have to train it about every single incident and how it should react to each one of them in order to fly.

Yup! that's right, this post is about training. Training a computer!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Just a tip of the Iceberg..

I have been working for a while on my dissertation. The main aim of this project is to build a gesture recognition system which is both reliable and robust; to the extent that it can replace the already existing human computer interaction (HCI) techniques. Despite the idea being clear, I have been asked a lot of questions about the project.

Right now I am still in the final stages to finish the approach I have planned to use. However to answer some of these questions, I have uploaded a video which shows an implementation of similar gesture recognition technique I did in the start of this project.

Here is a short demo video:



This was not very reliable or robust technique. However I learned a lot of vital information while implementing this. The idea behind this is still at the base of a very complex dynamic hand gesture recognition system I am currently working on.

Will be uploading more information soon..