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Massimo Piccardi (no relation to the good cap'n) and colleagues at the University of Technology in Sydney are developing a system that can more accurately monitor luggage is left all by its lonesome in airports via surveillance cameras. The current technology primarily relies on human eye's to track people and their luggage, so errors can easily occur especially during high traffic periods. This system uses geometry, color, and contrast to analyze luggage that abandoned and potentially harmful. The system will be able to determine whether it is indeed an abandoned piece of luggage or if the owner has just stepped to the side to buy a $7 coffee. Good work Aussies.

Airport security keeps eye on left luggage [We Make Money]