Sony patents emotion recognition tech
- Posted August 17th, 2009 at 10:30 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 28 Comments
GI.biz reports that Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has filed patents for software that has the capacity to recognise various human emotions such as laughter, sadness, joy, anger and boredom.
Apparently, the technology is not just limited to home consoles, though it’s worth pointing out that the artwork filed by Sony clearly depicts a PlayStation 3 as well as a Bravia TV. It is believed the patents are most likely related to the platform holder's ‘wand’ peripheral unveiled back at E3 in June.
Interestingly, the tech bares a striking resemblance to Microsoft’s Project Natal, specifically developer Lionhead’s demo of Milo and Kate, which demonstrates the ability to detect not only movement, but also various emotional response based on both facial and voice recognition.
Stay tuned to PSU for more details as they become available to us.
- 5:35am EDT - August 17th, 2009
OOOOoooo num nums lol...This is interesting
- 5:36am EDT - August 17th, 2009
- 5:47am EDT - August 17th, 2009
Sony will always win. Its like Jesus. Everyone bagged him and disbelieved him but then BAM he showed everyone who he really was. Well everyone hates Sony and doesnt believe in it. But us Sony companions know better, and anythiing xbox does is pfff who cares but when sony does stuff, its woah sweet as.
- 5:54am EDT - August 17th, 2009
im gonna get motion controller, n how if sony patent it is microsoft able to use it?
- 6:06am EDT - August 17th, 2009
"emotion recognition" wow who cares...even though its not like the Wii or anything its something similar to it.
- 6:46am EDT - August 17th, 2009
Im always bored with cod4 multiplayer.this may be the solution! or maybe not. xD
ttech10 | Scheller
- 6:47am EDT - August 17th, 2009
I think some of you are confusing 'motion' with 'Emotion'.
I honestly don't see what all the hoopla is over this. It seems pretty worthless to me.
- 7:07am EDT - August 17th, 2009
Just because you don't see the point, doesn't mean there is not a point.
When ICO came out, many people did not get it and just proclaimed that it sucked. Shadow of Colossus got the same reception. What is weird is that many people are reacting exactly the same with Last Guardian. Just because you don't understand something does not mean it sucks.
People with vision know that Sony motion control is very advanced stuff. It as great potential and can bring a very new element to games. Stop mentioning Wii motion control, as even with motion plus, it's still a babies toy by comparrison.
- 7:23am EDT - August 17th, 2009
the last guardian will own any day any time any how , only an idiot would underestimate a game like this , also for SOC
- 8:09am EDT - August 17th, 2009
I'd laugh so much if Natal has to pay royalty fees to Sony because of this.
- 8:14am EDT - August 17th, 2009
@10 thats what i was thinking
- 9:34am EDT - August 17th, 2009
This was discussed on the forums over a month ago.
- 11:31am EDT - August 17th, 2009
Does anyone really care?
- 11:32am EDT - August 17th, 2009
o.O whoa, that PSEYE is becoming a powerful little piece of technology.
- 11:49am EDT - August 17th, 2009
Sounds cool, we'll have to see how it turns out.....
- 12:04pm EDT - August 17th, 2009
good Sony needs to patent all of they technology, otherwise M$ will try to steal it, because we all know they cant do anything for themselves
- 12:37pm EDT - August 17th, 2009
- 12:48pm EDT - August 17th, 2009
I hope it will turn out to be a patent which is actually used,and not something just filed cuz Sony wanted it's lawyers to get off their a sses.
- 12:52pm EDT - August 17th, 2009
sounds interesting @16, i agree
- 1:44pm EDT - August 17th, 2009
Sounds cool, but will they make it worth the money and time?
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