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Tag: Facial Recognition

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows

Where’s Waldo? This Robot Knows
Humans are inherently so lazy that they don’t have the time to find Waldo. This robot, on the other hand, finds Waldo with impressive speed and accuracy. There’s Waldo is a robotic system that was created specifically to point out the subject of interest in the Where’s Waldo? books. Here’s…

Bistro Smart Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Give Your Cats Proper Portions

Bistro Smart Feeder Uses Facial Recognition to Give Your Cats Proper Portions
To state the obvious: what you feed your pets has a huge and direct impact on their well-being. Their eating habits also say a lot about their overall health. Unfortunately, most pet owners are unable to pay close attention to their pets, especially those who work full-time. This is where…
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Can’t Move on? Match.com Will Match You up with Someone Who Looks Like Your Ex

Can’t Move on? Match.com Will Match You up with Someone Who Looks Like Your Ex
Just because something sounds like a bad idea from the get-go doesn’t mean companies won’t offer it, whatever it may be. Oh, like helping you find someone to date that looks like your ex, for starters.…

Kegerator with Facial Recognition Knows Who Drank How Much, Because You Certainly Won’t

Kegerator with Facial Recognition Knows Who Drank How Much, Because You Certainly Won’t
Phil Harlow wanted an easy way for him and his roommates to split the bill for their kegerator’s beer keg refills. So they all decided that he’ll just pay for it. Just kidding. Phil is working on a facial recognition system for their kegerator that will keep a tab for…

NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles

NameTag Matches People’s Faces to Their Social Media Profiles
NameTag is a pretty cool-sounding app on paper, but it could quickly turn into the stuff of nightmares in reality. It’s essentially an app that can match people’s mugs to their social media profiles.…

Beware of Doppelgangers: New Payment System Uses Facial Recognition

Beware of Doppelgangers: New Payment System Uses Facial Recognition
Move over, NFC. Uniqul is getting ready to unveil a new payment system that utilizes facial recognition to process payments. You can set aside your credit cards, debit cards, and checkbooks, too, because all you’ll need to pay for stuff when you shop is your face…and that’s already attached to…

Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on

Robot Learns from Smiles, Frowns – Won’t Kill Us as Long as We Keep a Happy Face on
All the signs of the robopocalypse are starting to coalesce. We’ve got robots that look like people, ones that can butcher, and even one that can self-replicate. Put these all together and you’ve got yourself the very first Terminator, right? Well, now robots can even read our emotions. This particular…

MIT Engineer Develops Glasses that Read Facial Expressions

MIT Engineer Develops Glasses that Read Facial Expressions
I have watched the show Lie to Me and I really like it. It’s cool that the character is supposed to be able to tell when someone is lying just by their facial expressions. I wish I could do that sometimes, it would make life much easier. An engineer at…

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time

Viewdle Facial Recognition Phone App Tags Faces, Spits on Privacy in Real Time
A start-up company called Viewdle showed off some interesting smartphone software at CES. Their app can recognize faces in real time and automatically tag them, using either data from social networks or a user-created database from videos and photos on the phone itself.  Obviously it’ll take care of the hassle…

Recognizr Puts Facial Recognition on Android Phones

Recognizr Puts Facial Recognition on Android Phones
Recognizr is an app for the Android platform which allows you to simply snap a picture and automatically pair up the face with publicly-available data and information stored on your phone. Created by the guys at The Astonishing Tribe (or tat for short) and leveraging Polar Rose’s facial recognition platform,…

Faceid: Open Locked Doors With Your Face

Faceid: Open Locked Doors With Your Face
Imagine someday walking up to the front door of your home of office, and instead of whipping out your keys or RFID keycard, you stare into a facial recognition device that decides whether or not you’re really you. While this sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, this…

Facial Recognition Tech Helps Tvs Save Power

Facial Recognition Tech Helps Tvs Save Power
This new technology from Hitachi automatically detects when you’re actually watching your television, then shuts the display off whenever you’re not looking. By using advanced facial recognition technology, the monitor can tell when your eyes are on the TV screen, and keeps it turned on only when you’re actually watching.…
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