Archive for 六月, 2007

Korean in-home Servant Robot

星期日, 六月 17th, 2007

Korean House Helper Robot

Korea’s KornTech recently announced the arrival of Rogun, a 1-metre tall humanoid robot that walks around on 2 feet and is intended for use as a nanny/security guard. Using built-in camera eyes and some very nifty facial recognition software, Rogun is able to learn to recognise his immediate family and friends.

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Beer pouring robot

星期三, 六月 13th, 2007

In light of beer can tossing robot, here’s another beer-related robot. Personally, I think this is a little less flashy than the beer can tossing robot, but it’s still cool.

A framework for robot self-discovery

星期二, 六月 12th, 2007


A developmental
progression for a humanoid robot that uses mutual information to discover controllable perceptual categories. The authors show the robot can discover its hand and subsequently its fingers. Using the framework, a
robot can expand its control over the world so that newly mastered actions can open up new realms of influence, and new realms of influence can lead to the mastery of new actions.

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星期日, 六月 3rd, 2007

Viola Joines Face Detector
I finally sat down read the famous Viola Jones face detection paper – and learned a lot more than I expected. The approach they use it actually very similar to the way we are currently implementing Dexter’s vision system. They use the cascade filter framework to obtain superior speed for their face detector, we use similar approach to achieve real-time object tracking that enables object model building, as well as object affordance learning.

Check it out