CMU Researchers designed computer that can understand human body behavior and movements from real time video

August 7, 2017

  • Body Movement Reading Robots – Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Robotic Institute researchers successfully enabled computer to read body movements including individual’s hands and fingers, making it possible to interact with computers through hand or body poses
  • Panoptic Studio Testing – CMU’s two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras where team tested new method, leading to possibility of detecting pose of group of people using single camera or laptop
  • Potential Applications – New technology allows robots to perceive body language, action and moods, which can be helpful in monitoring pedestrians in self-driving cars, behavioral diagnosis, and rehabilitation of certain illnesses
  • Next Steps – Team released computer code to be used by commercial research groups interested in licensing the technology
Sector: Information Technology
Organization: Carnegie Mellon University

Original Publication Date: July 6, 2017

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