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(The Stack)   U.S. Army planning to use image recognition instead of GPS in air-drops. News: there has been a military weapons laboratory called Stark since 1932   (thestack.com) divider line
    More: Cool, correct landing area, Charles Stark* Draper, Joint Precision Airdrop, experimental development stage, United States Army, manager Chris Bessette, Natick Soldier Research, commercial satellite imagery  
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2016-01-19 12:00:34 PM  
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2016-01-19 2:28:32 PM  
I'm a gonna go out on a limb here and bet that the people that wrote iron man new this
 
2016-01-19 2:39:06 PM  
Better work out the bugs first

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2016-01-19 2:44:04 PM  
So night, smoke, fog and clouds don't happen in the future? Cool...

Seems they are re-inventing a 1950's style system.

I can see having double method of target measuring/ determination... But simple sat photos only? Shirley, you can't be serious...
 
2016-01-19 2:49:44 PM  
This strikes me as a completely awful idea.
 
2016-01-19 3:25:11 PM  
This always cracked me up, it's south of Milwaukee on a bluff overlooking Michigan.
The building is much more high tech and modern looking in person.

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/ Now it's an FBI office, so just as Marvel-like
 
2016-01-19 3:42:39 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [i.kinja-img.com image 636x358]


The funny thing is that that idea is not as insane as it seems. Pigeons are highly trainable and have good eyesight.  They are actually being used to identify cancer cells from biopsy slides.  They will never be used for an actual diagnosis but having a team of 50 pigeons can allow you to rapidly test various image enhancements or dyes to improve the accuracy of test results without the issues of paying doctors to do mass studies or the doctors getting bored/distracted and messing up your data.


http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34878151
 
2016-01-19 3:52:19 PM  

Fark Against the Machine: Better work out the bugs first

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There are very specific algorithms already in use on Maverick missiles that do exactly the same stuff described in TFA, you can forget Google's shiatty attempts at image recognition.

Swampmaster: So night, smoke, fog and clouds don't happen in the future? Cool...

Seems they are re-inventing a 1950's style system.

I can see having double method of target measuring/ determination... But simple sat photos only? Shirley, you can't be serious...


That's why they are using infrared cameras.
 
2016-01-19 4:17:04 PM  
Reminds me of when pigeons were trained to home missiles in on ships during WWII.
 
2016-01-19 5:05:55 PM  
Tomahawk missiles have been doing this since the 70's.   One of the initial problems they had with them in the first gulf war was that the DTED data for a flat desert region didn't provide a whole lot of way points to check against.
 
2016-01-19 6:43:26 PM  

traylor: Fark Against the Machine: Better work out the bugs first

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There are very specific algorithms already in use on Maverick missiles that do exactly the same stuff described in TFA, you can forget Google's shiatty attempts at image recognition.


That whole google image thing was a result of cranking the image comparison up to 11 mostly because it looked really cool. Google is incredibly good at image recognition.
 
2016-01-19 7:00:17 PM  

Swampmaster: So night, smoke, fog and clouds don't happen in the future? Cool...

Seems they are re-inventing a 1950's style system.

I can see having double method of target measuring/ determination... But simple sat photos only? Shirley, you can't be serious...


TFA: "Further research is taking place between Draper and the U.S. Army with a view to addressing the problems caused when heavy cloud cover degrades the link between the automated payload and the satellite providing the reference imagery."

/Don't call me Shirley!!
//That's better
///three
 
2016-01-19 7:13:54 PM  
This won't end well.

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2016-01-19 7:17:54 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: traylor: Fark Against the Machine: Better work out the bugs first

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There are very specific algorithms already in use on Maverick missiles that do exactly the same stuff described in TFA, you can forget Google's shiatty attempts at image recognition.

That whole google image thing was a result of cranking the image comparison up to 11 mostly because it looked really cool. Google is incredibly good at image recognition.


I know how these "deep dream" images are created, probably more than you do, and they are just further proof of the incompetency of the algorithms. Take this from someone who works in image processing: although the result looks spectacular, Google's way of doing image recognition is a combination of "I can typing" and "let's just throw millions of dollars at it."
 
2016-01-20 1:22:51 AM  

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You were conditioned to think of that
 
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