Mask-bot: A robot with a human face

Robotics researchers in Munich, Germany, have joined forces with Japanese scientists to develop an ingenious technical solution that gives robots a human face. By using a projector to beam the 3D image of a face onto the ...

Canon D10 great for underwater photography

I've tested many underwater point-and-shoot digital cameras and none are as simple to use as the Canon D10. The digital file it produced underwater was simply better than any other point-and-shoot camera I've tried.

Facial-recognition technology proves its mettle

(Phys.org) —In a study that evaluated some of the latest in automatic facial recognition technology, researchers at Michigan State University were able to quickly identify one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects from ...

Image processing: The human (still) beats the machine

(PhysOrg.com) -- A novel experiment conducted by researchers at Idiap Research Institute and Johns Hopkins University highlights some of the limitations of automatic image analysis systems. Their results were recently published ...

Dogs recognize familiar faces from images

So far the specialized skill for recognizing facial features holistically has been assumed to be a quality that only humans and possibly primates possess. Although it's well known, that faces and eye contact play an important ...

Detecting 'deepfake' videos in the blink of an eye

A new form of misinformation is poised to spread through online communities as the 2018 midterm election campaigns heat up. Called "deepfakes" after the pseudonymous online account that popularized the technique – which ...

New technology to predict future appearance

A Concordia graduate student has designed a promising computer program that could serve as a new tool in missing-child investigations and matters of national security. Khoa Luu has developed a more effective computer-based ...

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