May 12, 2004

I'm working on this project now: “Sniffing out Shoplifting”. (Note that Mario neither “envented” nor invented the Aibo.)

Posted by jjwiseman at May 12, 2004 05:13 PM

"Because the camera only needs to recognize 10 percent of an item, UPC barcodes are unnecessary."

Is this true? Can you tell the difference between a can of diced tomatoes and a can of whole tomatoes by looking at 10% of the item? Can you reliably tell the difference between the organic and conventional roma tomatoes by looking at 10% of the item?

This sounds too good to be true.

Posted by: Alain Roy on May 13, 2004 06:29 AM

Oh, I suppose it might be possible under optimal circumstances (and the cards that Aibo can recognize were designed to be nice and distinct), but in general this article is not to be relied on for accuracy.

We didn't invent the Aibo. There are no blue ER1s. etc.

Posted by: John Wiseman on May 13, 2004 01:23 PM

Oh, c'mon. With a picture caption like that, how can it not be accurate. Everyone knows that enventing is an important parts of science.

Thanks for the link though, that is cool stuff.

Posted by: Moonglum on May 13, 2004 05:16 PM
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