Sunday, October 30, 2005

A Brilliant Mix of Pets and Technology

This remarkable invention uses an image-recognition program to determine whether or not to allow the owner's cat, Flo, in through her electromagnetic cat door. A camera snaps a silhouette of Flo's head and sends it to the computer, which instantly analyzes the picture.

If Flo has a mouse or bird in her mouth, the door won't open. If she's behaving herself and flying solo, the program recognizes that her head is shaped as it should be, and opens the door for her. The whole process takes less than a second.

Learn more about the program at the Flo Control Project website. It's amazing.

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