June 26, 2010
The first time i read the words combination was on a webcam I bought for my first laptop… it had face tracking, it was something of new and amazing, and not always working.
In these days I had to take care of the little Java because my brother is sick and away from “his home”. This gave me the chance to observe her while playing (see yesterday post).
I realized she focuses completely on the ball or anything that is hanging and moving (my curls are her second choice to play with! That’s bad!). She keeps on doing it until there is an enough loud or “interesting” noise coming from another direction.
Even if the ball motions is random and so fast that I have problem in being able tracking it, little Java is always pointing that.
I’m not surprised. I know it’s normal for animals. I don’t think she has superpowers…
It just made me thinking about that “webcam cool feature”, smiling at about how “old” is “tracking”, and wondering if a cat could be (or had been) and inspirational point for creating a better “face tracking” feature.
Java loves hiding somewhere and paying attention to the ball that the webmaster moves very quickly to make her playing.
She then rises a little her back legs and goes for the attack!
After few seconds she quickly runs back to her “observational point” and keep on tacking the ball.