Illustration of New Computer-vision Technology (image) Purdue University Share Print E-Mail Caption This graphic illustrates a new computer-vision technology that builds on the basic physics and mathematical equations related to how heat diffuses over surfaces. The technique mimics how humans perceive three-dimensional shapes by instantly recognizing objects no matter how they are twisted or bent, an advance that could help machines see more like people. Here, a "heat mean signature" of a human hand model is used to perceive the six segments of the overall shape and define the fingertips. Credit Purdue University image/Karthik Ramani and Yi Fang Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.