A Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon Aims Straight For Your Mouth

Normally, you wouldn't want to have a cannon aimed at your face, much less a cannon that can see your face and follow it around. But a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students at Olin College decided to challenge that notion with their marshmallow-firing Confectionary Cannon. It's worth getting in this… » 1/13/14 11:00am 1/13/14 11:00am

Kinect Can Read Your Facial Expressions Now

With a host of improvements rumored for the next Kinect, it's a little surprising to see that there's still room for the current Kinect to get better: Microsoft has added face tracking capabilities to Kinect for Windows through a software update. Which means, Kinect will be able to read and react to your facial… » 5/21/12 4:44pm 5/21/12 4:44pm

Motion Tracking Taken to Inevitable Conclusion: Groping and Skirt…

Japan's Teatime is an adult game developer known for adding webcam functions like face tracking to their games. But their latest innovation known as "hand tracking"? It's a new era, friends. Also, no, I'm not free to video chat. [Kotaku] » 5/10/10 9:20am 5/10/10 9:20am

PlayStation Eye Research Paves the Way for Auto Generated Avatars,…

Sony Labs has demoed some advanced facial recognition that it's researching for the PlayStation Eye. The system figures-out gender, knows where you're facing, and even tracks mouth movement. And eventually, the tech will make its way into new PS3 games. » 9/10/09 7:45am 9/10/09 7:45am

Anti-Abuse Bus Stop Ad Only Batters Women When Nobody's Looking

Amnesty International has installed a new anti-domestic-abuse ad fixture in Hamburg, Germany which is equal parts clever and shocking: when you look at the photo, it's a smiling couple; when you look away, it's a dude punchin' a lady. » 6/26/09 9:40am 6/26/09 9:40am

Japanese Game Uses Head Tracking Webcams To Enable Hands-Free Upskirting

A Japanese erotic game developer just put two and two together to make what could be the first instance of head tracking combined with upskirts in human history. » 4/13/09 6:20pm 4/13/09 6:20pm

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, I Hunted You Down and Slammed You…

DefenseTech is covering a pretty unique new system for hunting down folks on hours and hours of video tape or—more correctly—digital video. The system takes a few shots of any person and then combs any video feed for that person's face, allowing hotels and other "high-security" areas to follow suspects throughout… » 1/25/06 10:38am 1/25/06 10:38am