Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Remote Control Face in Voice of San Diego

The Voice of San Diego ran a great story on Jacob Whitehill's computer science research. Whitehill is the guy who can turn his face into a remote control, thanks to a Web cam and some serious computer science can do. The story is by Darryn Bennett.

Voice of San Diego, July 29 -- A third year computer science graduate student at UCSD, Jacob Whitehill and his colleagues are working to make a new generation of robots that would be effective and responsive teachers. They believe the key is to train them to recognize and respond to facial expressions, the way humans do naturally. Whitehill described the demonstration, part of his research at UCSD's Machine Perception Laboratory, as "almost like having a remote control built into your face."

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