Computers Can Now Read Your Body Language

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have enabled a computer to understand the body poses and movements of multiple people from video in real time – including, for the first time, the pose of each individual’s fingers. This new method was developed with the help of the Panoptic Studio, a two-story dome embedded with 500 video cameras. The insights gained from experiments in that facility now make it possible to detect the pose of a group of people using a single camera and a laptop computer. Yaser Sheikh, associate professor of robotics, said these methods for tracking 2-D human … Continue reading Computers Can Now Read Your Body Language