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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Kinect, object recognition and Emgu (+openCV)

13:11 Posted by Webmonger , , , , 3 comments
I've been posting a few things about kinect reciently and doing some experiments with webcams and object recognition. I just thought i'd post a few links to some of the things I've found.

But first off some more cool kinect stuff.

Kinect Skeleton Test
Kinect Mashup

So i was looking at how you do object recognition and thankfully there are some very cool open source or free libraries out there that help.

OpenCV is a computer vision library with over 500 algorythems for managing computer vision.

I code in C# so I needed a library to help working with OpenCV. I found a couple of EMGU turned out to be the most straightforward to work with.

I'f you'd like to train your system to recognise faces or what ever then you'll need some help there too. Haartraining is what your looking for, although I've not got this working yet!

Please post a comment if you have any suggestions on the Haartraining stuff. I'd like to get this working.