Robot gaze: what are the aesthetics of computer vision systems?

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6 Responses to “Robot gaze: what are the aesthetics of computer vision systems?”

  1. See also http://new-aesthetic.tumblr.com/

  2. Mark Dow says:

    I hope a new gesture evolves, one easily parsed by any vision system, that will be an indicator that one is aware of the vision system and you want to initiate a transaction. It would serve as a “Hello” and handshake, that would allow a conversation (maybe only with gestures). J.Kirk used a voice command (“computer”), but it seems rude and less private to start talking while in line to use the ATM.

  3. Joshua Albers says:

    It is interesting that most of the visual elements overlayed on the video that signify what the computer “sees” are not visual stimuli perceived by the computer systems, but rather artificial markers–derived from, but ultimately separate from, the computer’s internal interpretation of the of the visual information–added only for the benefit of humans. So the “aesthetics” of the robot gaze are not actually intrinsic to artificial vision, but are instead completely defined by human understanding of artificial vision.

  4. nosehat says:

    Wow, that’s downright beautiful!  It captures what so much serious art tries to capture, that sense of striving after something perfect, but grasping it only imperfectly.  Watching this has been my favorite aesthetic moment of 2012 so far, no kidding!

    BTW, I think the footage from about 3:50 to 4:04 is showing a heat map, not computer vision per se.

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