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Old 04-15-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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Default Kinect dethroned by software?
This has many uses - the list of things it will ultimately be adapted to is unreal, it may very well revolutionize everything. HUD Visors, machines that can see, facial search engines, improved movie effects due to parenting with tracking data, pad devices that mimic the kinect... here we come.

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"Just when you thought Kinect had the body tracking problem all sewn up, another approach promises to be cheaper and implementable using nothing but software and standard video cameras. The good news is that the software is open source, download-able and ready to go.

Predator is based on a machine learning algorithm and can track almost any object the user cares to select. All you have to do is provide an initial bounding box that includes the object to be tracked and the system then builds a model of what it looks like. The model is used to track the object as it changes its angle to the camera. Even if it leaves the frame and re-enters it at a new angle the software can detect it and track it again.


The algorithm and program are the creation of Zdenek Kalal as part of his PhD project. The software has now been released under a GPL open source licence. The Predator program is an implementation of the TDL algorithm which operates in real time but doesn't make use of a GPU or any special hardware to speed it up. The code is in C and based on MatLab. It also uses a single function from the OpenCV library and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.


The really astonishing part is that the algorithm needs no training period. You show it the object you want to track and it learns what the object looks like as it performs the tracking.
You can see the algorithm in action in the video below and you have to agree that it is impressive."
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Old 04-15-2011, 07:37 PM   #2
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I knew there was a reason I kept putting off getting a kinect for my pc.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:11 PM   #3
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I'm impressed.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:18 PM   #4
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Wow, that's astonishing. I've seen robots demonstrate a similar ability although a lot slower & far less accurately.

The Photo recognition left me dumbstruck.
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #5
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Not too long ago i was having a silly discussion about wii vs kinect and motion tracking ect - the discussion lead to how Microsoft had the patent on kinect and nintendo wouldn't be able to use it for that very reason. I raised the notion that they didn't need to use kinect to implement motion tracking - two ways to skin a cat. I said they would be able to do it with cameras; but i was a bit off.. i figured micro cameras would be able to pull it off. I didnt think we had the know how to pull it off in software with one camera... at least in any volume that was worth a ****.

Hold on to your balls i think things are about to change at unsettling speed.
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:08 AM   #6
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Very impressive. Seems to work quite well and no doubt will only get better.

Also interesting to note...it works while he is SITTING DOWN!

Take that, Kinect!
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Old 04-16-2011, 05:32 AM   #7
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That's impressive. Also the software for this technology simply improves on itself as we make better and better cameras that capture more detail of objects with greater clarity.
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Old 03-27-2020, 09:12 AM   #8
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You said Predator was based on a machine-learning algorithm - I wonder what they can do with it now, with modern technologies. Perhaps, a company like ChiSW is already working on it, they have a very wide number of projects they're working on: https://chisw.com/machine-learning
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Old 03-29-2020, 09:24 PM   #9
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:08 PM   #10
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You know, I have never thought that I will be connected with IT. I am an artist, first of all, and all my life I loved to paint. So, learning ux trends and some information about coding helped me to enter the world of web design and I am very happy about it.
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