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“A Kitchen Countertop with a Brain”

A depth-sensing camera and a palm-top projector turn an ordinary work surface into an interactive one.  UW CSE graduate student Ryder Ziola developed this system, dubbed Oasis, with researchers at Intel Labs Seattle, led by Intel senior scientist and CSE affiliate faculty member Beverly Harrison.

“If you put, for example, a steak on the surface, it will recognize the steak and come up with a recipe,” says Ziola. “It may also come up with nutritional information.'” The camera can also track the motion of a person’s hand, and discern when he is touching the surface or not, allowing the surface to be interactive.

Read full Technology Review article here.

July 16, 2010