AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON Recognizing objects in images - This application from Sony seeks to patent the idea of...Identifying objects through image process and registering content information about those objects! 10 minutes of your time can help narrow US patent applications before they become patents. Follow @askpatents on twitter to help.
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 11/14/2011 that discusses:
- Object recognition combined with sensor data (e.g. GPS, Inertial Sensors, etc.)
If so, please submit evidence of prior art as an answer to this question.. We welcome multiple answers from the same individual.
EXTRA CREDIT - A reference to anything that meets all of the criteria to the question above AND ALSO uses environmental data (e.g. inertial sensor or GPS) or positional data about the object to be recognized.
TITLE: Recognizing objects in images and environmental data
Summary: [Translated from Legalese into English] A camera-type device which recognizes objects in images and attaches content to the recognized objects, which content could include environmental data (e.g. GPS, orientation of camera, etc.)
- Publication Number: US20130124518 A1
- Application Number: US 13/670,705
- Assignee: Sony
- Prior Art Date: Seeking prior Art predating 11/14/2011
- Open for Challenge at USPTO: Open through 11/12/2013
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
an object information acquiring unit that acquires object information obtained by performing processing for detecting and identifying an object for image data; and
a content information registering unit that registers target content information in a database in association with the object information.
In English this means:
A device for recogizing objects in images, comprising:
a unit that detects and identifies an object in the image data; and
a unit that associates content information with the object and registers that in a database.
Good prior art would be evidence of a system that did each and every one of these steps prior to 11/14/2011
You're probably aware of ten pieces of art that meet this criteria already... separately, the applicant is claiming Object recognition involving environmental data. Examples of environmental data cited by the applicant include:
- temperature, atmospheric pressure, and humidity,
- orientation and acceleration,
- attitude (six axes)
- user's vital data (complexion, body temperature, body mass index (BMI),
- user's operation (commuting, playing golf, having dinner, cleaning, etc.)
"an information registration system from the Applicant"
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