Sixth Sense : A Nice Fluid Interfaces Project

April 3rd, 2009 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

Today I came across a nice project: Sixth Sense, by MIT Media Lab. More than anything I would love to buy that tiny projector!!!! Wonder how much it cost. The project web site[1] says, ‘SixthSense’ is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural […]

Computer Vision to determine the shape of your unclad body ;-)

November 3rd, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

Extracted from [1], The newest computer vision technology can’t literally see through your sweater and slacks, but it can determine the shape of your unclad body. Brown University computer scientists have developed software that takes ordinary images of people dressed in street clothes and digitally peels away the layers to determine their 3-D body shape. […]

Robotics Software

November 3rd, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

robotics.youngster.com has compiled a nice list of Robotics related software. Have a look at here http://robotics.youngester.com/2008/11/robotics-software.html

Treat your keys like you treat your credit card and “keep it in your pocket unless you need to use it.”

October 31st, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

University of California, San Diego computer scientists have built a software program that can perform key duplication without having the key. Instead, the computer scientists only need a photograph of the key. In this “Sneakey” Computer Vision project, features of the key is extracted from the photograph and accordingly a duplicate of the key is […]

Learning OpenCV from Gary Bradski & Adrian Kaehler

October 30th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

If you are new to OpenCV or If you want to expand your knowledge in OpenCV you would find following book is useful. I’ve been using OpenCV for almost 6 years up to now. It is “the” Open Source Computer Vision Library out there. The book includes: A thorough introduction to OpenCV Getting input from […]

Artificial eyeball does away with distorted images

October 30th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

I found this interesting article [1] at NewScientistTech written by Kurt Kleiner. They have a nice approach to create a curved digital sensor (spherical) mostly using conventional photolithography. There can be endless applications since this will help to get wide-angle but less distorted images from a small camera. Also the author suggests, these can be […]

Developing a WordPress theme from scratch!

October 29th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

It didn’t take too long for me to get rid of the previous “black” WordPress theme I’ve been using. But the most immediate reason was some encouragements given by few friends. Okay, that is how the fun began! . First, I wanted to use the layout I used back in 2004. Second, I wanted to […]

Pillow Talk: One more reason to “love” Computer Vision

October 19th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

How you can feel the love across thousands of miles? Pillow Talk: A computer vision system enables couples to ‘touch’ each other while living far apart More info found here

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Robotics

July 14th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

One of my favorite areas of research is Robotics. Today I came across the following, which made a lot of sense since I am into SOA too. http://www.adarobotics.com/main/technology/soa-robotics.html adarobotics discusses about the SOA nature of its robotics implementation. It seems the following is the result of their implementation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcyM54h6eC8

Software to correct your English Grammar

July 13th, 2008 by Ruwan Egoda Gamage

I am into SOA Governance these days. Part of my job includes writing Articles.  So came the interest of having the $subject. After browsing I saw the following text segment about English language, and sadly the author is unknown. Boy!, Natural Language Processing is challenging!!! “There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; […]