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Sunday, March 26th 2000
Project Earthlight
11:03 AM
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There's an interesting research project by Andrew Wu called Project Earthlight. The example game (using a WebCam) maps movements from a physical prop (light saber) to movements in the game. The author does a much better job of explaining the project, so check out the page here, complete with pictures. Here's a clip from the author's introduction:

" My research project demonstrates the feasibility of Computer Vision as a way of controlling interactive worlds, using a typical PC and a single cheap USB webcam. Just as John Carmack of id software mentioned in a .plan update a few months ago, these "cheap little web cams have some interesting possibilities." "

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