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The Familiar
Learning Human Environment
The Familiar
The Familiar is a perceptual companion that observes it surroundings through audio, visual, and motion sensors. The doll tries to discern the difference between normal everyday activity and an unusual event. It also tries to find the recurring patterns in your day-to-day activity. Since the Familiar is collecting and organizing all of its sensor data, it is a living diary for the perceivable events in its userís life.
DyPERS is a 'Dynamic Personal Enhanced Reality System' which uses augmented reality and computer vision to overlay video and audio clips relevant for the user on top on real real objects that the user is paying attention to. The system is wearable and adaptively learns an audio and video memory and what everyday objects to associate it with and to evoke or playback in the future.

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